Graduate Portfolio Program

Graduate Portfolio Program

The Integrated Watershed Studies Graduate Portfolio Program (IWSGPP) provides graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin the opportunity to supplement their current degree program with an interdisciplinary study of watershed issues.

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GPP students complete  requirements comprised of coursework, field experience, and a research paper and presentation all focused on integrated watershed challenges.  Through this additional focused study, GPP students are able to take advantage of UT-Austin’s resources and learn from both the unique local landscape of Central Texas and their fellow students from other disciplines.  As a result, GPP students complete the program with a broader understanding of water issues. GPP students also give a professional presentation on their research.


The GPP is open to graduate students in good standing at any masters or doctoral programs in one of the following participating academic units:

  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • School of Architecture
  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • School of Law
  • Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (Cockrell School of Engineering)
  • Department of Geography and the Environment (College of Liberal Arts)
  • Marine Science Institute (College of Natural Sciences)
  • Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (College of Natural Sciences)
  • Graduate Program in Plant Biology (College of Natural Sciences)

New departments can be added to the program, so if your department is not listed please contact the Environmental Science Institute.


You may also be interested in a couple of related GPPs:


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