Graduate opportunities (MS/PhD) in Hydrology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM, USA

The Hydrology Program at New Mexico Tech is recruiting graduate students at the MS and PhD levels for a broad range of research topics. Applications for positions starting in Fall semester 2022 are due January 15, 2022. Information on how to apply can be found at If you are interested in specific projects listed below, please reach out to the indicated research advisor. A full list of faculty can be found at

Agricultural soil and groundwater management during land use change in Eastern New Mexico

(advisor: Michael Schaefer)

Multiphysics experiments supporting novel CO2 sequestration methods (advisor: Alex Rinehart)

Resilience of headwater watersheds to climate change and disturbance (e.g., wildfire), with implications for downstream communities (advisor: Daniel Cadol)

Geothermal greenhouse/Coastal Hydrogeology (advisor: Mark Person)

Hydrologic modeling of mountain headwater contamination (advisor: Kate Leary)

New Mexico Tech is located along the Rio Grande valley in Socorro, NM, with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for hiking, sport climbing, mountain and road biking, birdwatching, and camping. The small-town atmosphere promotes a tight-knit graduate student community, while the amenities of Albuquerque, including a well-connected airport, are only a 1-hour drive away.