Sustainable freshwater resources provide a foundation for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as human use and economic development. However, inadequate understanding of aquatic resources and a prevailing inability to properly integrate scientific, technical, and socioeconomic elements continue to seriously hinder the goal of providing sustainable aquatic resources, not only in Texas, but also across the nation and around the world. This doctoral program emphasizes original research and is designed to provide depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of aquatic resources and related disciplines, including management, and policy.
Admission to the Ph.D. Program in Aquatic Resources normally requires an earned master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, or other areas relevant to the study of aquatic resources. Exceptionally qualified applicants with an earned bachelor's degree can also be considered for admission if they have demonstrated evidence of scholarly research and writing.
Prospective graduate students should contact Doctoral Faculty members to inquire about graduate study in this program. Upon applying to the program, applicants must identify an individual that will serve as their major advisor.
For more detailed information please visit the website for the Ph.D. in Aquatic Resources at the Graduate College or contact the Program Director (Dr. Clay Green). International applicants please visit the website for international students at the Graduate College for specific admission requirements that may apply.