M.S. Water Resource Policy and Management

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2016-2017

The Master of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management supports the need for advanced understanding of the growing complexity of water issues that face communities in the state, nation, and globally. This degree trains students for leadership in making water policy decisions and prepares students who seek employment within federal and state environmental agencies, environmental non-governmental organizations, international development agencies, industry and environmental consulting firms.

The program requires students to integrate and synthesize knowledge from multiple disciplines to address the complex challenges of water resource decisions and to develop solutions that are socially acceptable, politically and economically viable, and environmentally sustainable. Students will be broadly trained to undertake careers in managing water resources and in guiding or making water resource policy decisions.

Advisor:  Dr. Christine Pappas
Location: 239 B Horace Mann
Phone: 580.559.5640
Email:  cpappas@ecok.edu

Admission to the Master of Science of Water Resource Policy and Management:

Unconditional Admission:

Unconditional admission may be granted to applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  2. Have both a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework to date and a cumulative grade point average of 3..25 in the last 60 hours of coursework;
  3. Have a minimum score of 140 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or a minimum score of 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (Mat)
  4. Non-native English speakers must have a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL or an acceptable alternative, and demonstrate writeen and oral command of the English language.

Conditional Admission:

Conditional admission may be granted to current undergraduate applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Have completed at least 100 hours of undergraduate work;
  2. Have both a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework to date and a cumulative grade point average of 3..25 in the last 60 hours of coursework;
  3. Have a minimum score of 140 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or a minimum score of 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (Mat)

Provisional Admission:

Applicants not meeting the requirements for unconditional or conditional admission may be considered for provisional admission by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies by meeting one of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum score of 40% or better on the Verbal or 40% or better on the Quantitative section of the GRE.
  2. A GPA of 3.0 or above on all graduate work attempted if the total equals at least nine semester hours.

No more than nine (9) hours of graduate credit earned while on probationary admission status will count toward a degree. To gain unconditional status, the student must complete a minimum of nine (9) hours approved graduate work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken and meet all other admission criteria.

Concurrent Graduate Study:

A senior student who has completed 100 hours may be permitted to enroll in courses applicable to the graduate program, provided that his or her total study load is not more than fifteen hours in a semester or nine hours in a summer term. No more than six hours in a semester or three in a summer term may be applied toward a graduate degree. Semester hours earned may be applied toward either the baccalaureate or graduate degree, not towards both. Such admission to part-time graduate study is tentative, pending completion of baccalaureate study with successful grades. No more than twelve hours earned under this policy may be applied to a graduate degree.

Admission Process:

The applicant must:

  1. Complete an East Central University Application for Admission/Readmission.
  2. Submit the Masters of Water Resource Policy and Management Admissions forms
    1. Provide transcripts of all work completed (baccalaureate and graduate).
    2. Provide name, mailing address, and e-mail of two references.
    3. Submit resume.
    4. Provide responses to the posed questions.
  3. Submit LSAT or MAT scores.