Texas A&M University ranked 10th in the world in water resources in the latest subject-specific rankings from the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). CWUR ranks the world’s leading universities in 227 subject areas based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals.
Texas A&M’s water resources program is the interdisciplinary Water Management and Hydrological Science (WMHS) graduate degree program. Established in 2005, the WMHS program has 56 faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Geosciences, Bush School of Government and Public Service, School of Law and School of Public Health. The program offers a non-thesis Master of Water Management degree, a research-based thesis Master of Science degree and a dissertation-based research doctoral degree.
On average, about 55 students are enrolled in the program each year, hailing from over a dozen countries. Students take courses ranging from urban stormwater management and environmental law and policy to hydrogeology and applied climatology. Ninety percent of recent graduates work in the water industry, including working for water or environmental consulting firms and working for local, state and federal water agencies. Many masters students also go on to pursue water-related doctorates.
More information about the WMHS program is available on its website.
The CWUR also ranks universities overall; Texas A&M ranks at No. 73 in the world and No. 41 in the United States. The CWUR lists the top 2,000 institutions out of 20,000 worldwide, based on the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance. Texas A&M also ranked in the top 10 in the world in engineering/aerospace, engineering/petroleum and hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism.