Water Resources Law, Management and Policy Option (M.S.)
Master of Science. Major in Water Resources - Law, Management and Policy Option.
Students in both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are required to fulfill a set of common courses, applicable to all three Water Resources Option Areas.
|WR 506||Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources||3|
|WR 507||Integrated Water Resources Projects||3|
|Select one 500-level Elective course: 1||3|
(Or 900- level in LAW) in an option area outside the main option area (3 credits for Ph.D. only).
A background in government, public policy, or management is required for M.S. and Ph.D. admission to the Law, Management, and Policy Option Area. Students without an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Government, or entering the concurrent J.D. program, or related field may be granted provisional admission, but they are required to complete coursework (in addition to standard program and option area requirements) that demonstrates a minimum level of competency. This should include:
- American Government (6 credits at the 400 level)
- Public Policy (6 credits at the 400 level) or
Both requirements above may be met by taking equivalent law courses including:
- Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure (12 credits at the 900 level, as approved by major advisor)
- Subject to approval of the Water Resources Program curriculum committee, other relevant completed courses (or professional experience) may be substituted to meet these requirements.
All students in the Water Resources Law, Management & Policy Option Area are required to complete:
Research or Analytical Methods (3 cr determined in consultation with committee)
The student and committee select the appropriate mix of Law, Management and Policy courses from the following list. Law students are encouraged to take non-law courses. Non-law students are encouraged to take courses from at least two disciplines. M.S. students are required to take 6 credits, and Ph.D. students 9 credits from the following (6 or 9 cr):
|AGEC 577||Law, Ethics and the Environment||3|
|NRS 573||Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management||3|
|LAW 942||Water Law I (Max 2credits)||1-2|
|LAW 946||Water and Energy Policy Seminar||2|
|LAW 947||Environmental Law||3|
|LAW 951||Environmental Policy||3|
As noted under Common Courses for Ph.D. only, an elective course must be in either Engineering & Science or Science & Management Option Areas. A core course may be considered an elective course once the core requirements are satisfied. A detailed list of elective courses for this option area is provided on the Water Resources Program web site.