Master of Science in
Water Resource Management
An online degree program
The application period for the Spring 2021 cohort runs from August 1st - December 1st, 2020. Learn more about the application process.
The Master of Science degree in Water Resource Management was developed to meet the growing demand for advanced knowledge in water resources and their use in the urban, industrial, and agricultural environment. The degree includes political and policy aspects of water use as well as an understanding of the economics involved.
The program of study will rely upon the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assemble and analyze databases describing water availability, use, and reclamation. The student will also gain a proficiency in water management that relies on spatial visualizations and basic modeling skills used to track the natural variability of water supplies and water-use forecasting. Each student will acquire a deep understanding of the physical processes of water delivery and storage along with the management of these water resources.
It is Fresno State's intention to seek Professional Science Master's (PSM) designation for this program through the National Professional Science Master's Association.