The Master of Science program in environmental engineering is offered to graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula. It is required that all applicants to the degree programs submit scores from the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both degree programs have thesis and non-thesis options. It is the policy of the department that students supported by university-related financial aid complete an integrated project, which is defined as a Thesis (ENVE 500 ) or Special Problems (ENVE 590 ). The appointment letter may specify which of the two options must be selected.
For the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering, normally a bachelor’s degree in a field of engineering is required. For a student who does not have an engineering background, the following minimum prerequisite courses will be required – Engineering Fundamentals 151, 152; Statistics 251; Civil Engineering 381, 391; Mathematics 141, 142, 231, 241; Chemistry 120, 130. In general, these must be completed with a B average before courses for graduate credit can be taken. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering. Either option must be approved by the student’s major professor. Both options require completion of the following core courses: ENVE 511 , ENVE 512 , and ENVE 513 . In addition, students must complete one of the following two sequences: ENVE 550 , ENVE 558 , ENVE 574 (environmental engineering) or ENVE 520 , ENVE 535 (water resources).
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses, including 6 hours of thesis is required. A minor may be selected but is not required.
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses is required. This may include a 3-hour special problems course to be completed under the direction of the student’s major professor. The major includes a minimum of 24 semester hours of approved environmental engineering course work. A minor may be selected but is not necessarily required.