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Postgraduate Certificate Hydrology

The graduate certificate in Hydrology at Portland State University provides you with advanced training in hydrology, preparing you to pursue a graduate degree or certification as a professional hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $683 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Trained hydrologists are needed to solve problems concerning drinking water supplies, stream habitat and water supply requirements for important aquatic organisms, the variability of climate and its effect on water supplies and hazards, and the threat posed to all these resources by industrial, agricultural and domestic contamination and overuse. This Hydrology program at Portland State University provides the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a trained hydrologic professional.

Our program helps you build a foundation in surface hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality, and gain the skills needed to solve quantitative and qualitative hydrologic problems.

What can you do

PSU’s hydrology certificate meets the primary hydrological education requirements to be certified by the American Institute of Hydrology.

Our graduates go on to work in federal, state and local government agencies, commercial and industrial corporations in the private sector, and consulting firms that deal with hydrogeologic regulations, wetland mitigations, environmental regulations, flood prediction, pollution abatement and bioremediation, environmental site audits and regulatory compliance.


Courses Included

  • Watershed Biogeochemistry
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Glaciology
  • Subsurface Hydrology