Information for Current Students

Contact Information


Graduate Student Inquiries

Kathleen Landeen      (520) 621-1606


Graduate Student Representatives

Hany Almotairy, doctoral student (Kevin Fitzsimmons)

Asma El Ouni, doctoral student (Mark Brusseau)

David Hogan, doctoral student (Raina Maier) -

Lydia Jennings, doctoral student (Raina Maier)

Joshua Larsen, doctoral student (Marcel Schaap)-

Christopher Shepard, doctoral student (Craig Rasmussen)

Andrew Thomas, master's student (Jon Chorover)


Special Programs/Certifications


Graduate Certificate in Water Policy

The University of Arizona's Graduate Certificate in Water Policy offers breadth and depth of education. The Certificate is intended for two different and complementary groups of people who want to build their expertise in water policy: working professionals pursuing the Certificate only and UA graduate students concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program. There is flexibility in both course selection and schedule, to meet the specific needs and interests of a variety of students. The program is interdisciplinary. For more information about the program go to


The Soil Science Certification

This is a program of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).   This program is designed to foment, certify, and advance the standards of professionalism for active practitioners of soil science, a process that is also available to other professionals such as engineers and geologists.
To pass the fundamentals exam, you should have taken no less than three semester courses in soil science, but preferably five courses. Certification as a Professional Soil Scientist (Soil Classifier).

You should consider taking this program if:
•You are in your senior year and will soon be graduating with a BS in Environmental Science and have a strong background in Soil Science
•Your career plans include working as a consultant, regulator, researcher, or teacher in areas closely related to Soil Science 

For program information, including program description, exam dates and costs, and study guides, please link to:

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. J. Artiola (621-3516) (Exam Proctor)


Research Translation for Environmental Science

This program will award a M.S. degree in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science with a specific focus on research translation for environmental science.


M.S. Degree in SWES With a Journalism Concentration

This non-thesis program will award a M.S. degree in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science with a specific focus on journalism for environmental science. This program was developed in collaboration with the School of Journalism.


Dual Degree Program in Journalism and Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Those interested in the MS degree in SWES with a Journalism concentration may also wish to consider the Dual Degree Program in Journalism and Soil, Water, and Environmental Science.  Details about this program and program requirements can be found on the Journalism website