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Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Graduate Studies

The need for professionals with a solid understanding of water use and conservation principles is projected to grow along with the demand for water. Consider the opportunities for a rewarding career that will help preserve the quality of life and economic benefits afforded by a reliable supply of high quality water for agricultural production, recreation, urban expansion and other needs. Those with water-related knowledge and skills will be in a position to help lead Oklahoma to a better future.

Follow the links below for a sampling of our departments' offerings.

Agricultural Economics:
The Agricultural Economics Department's focus is on solving problems. Students completing degrees have excelled in teaching, research, extension, government service, and business. The department has an environment conducive to considerable interaction among students and with faculty.

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
M.S. and Ph.D. programs are available in the Environment and Natural Resources area within the School of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Students engage in a challenging program of study and in original and innovative research in four main areas: hydrology and hydrologic modeling, subsurface flow and transport, and surface water quality and erosion.

Entomology & Plant Pathology
Students interested in entomology and plant pathology might choose to research insects, or controlling damaging insects or plant diseases.

Natural Resource Ecology & Management
The overall goals of the NREM department are to provide high quality, advanced training and instruction in the application of the scientific method to problems in natural resource ecology and management.  The department strives to develop the capability for original and creative work under the guidance of established professionals and scientists.

Plant & Soil Sciences
The graduate programs of the department of Plant and Soil Sciences prepare individuals for successful careers in a variety of areas, including farming and ranching, extension education, agricultural business, research, teaching, environmental sciences, waste management, and all aspects of crop production.

The Environmental Science Graduate Program
ESGP offers a Water and Watershed Specialization. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the ESGP attracts and produces students with interests beyond a single discipline. ESCP students are housed in one of many departments including Agricultural Economics, Economics, Leisure Studies, Plant & Soil Sciences, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Geology, Geography, Political Science, Educational and School Psychology, School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, Sociology, and Zoology.

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