Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

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Admission Requirements

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering (Transcripts required)
  2. Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Verbal + Quantitative>=285, Quantitative>=151)
    Note: GRE requirement waiver can be requested by contacting the Department Chair for substitutions such as graduating from an ABET accredited program, passing Fundamentals of Engineering exams, etc.
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 9 semester hours of core courses (ENGR 5331, ENGR 5332 and ENGR 5333 or those approved by Senior Academic Advisor of Engineering Graduate Programs)
  3. A minimum of 15 semester hours (five courses) of electives from the following:
CVEN 5325 - Fundamentals of Air Pollution
CVEN 5329 - Water Supply and Treatment
CVEN 5331 - Biological Wastewater Treatment
CVEN 5338 - Solid Waste Management
CVEN 5388 - Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CVEN 5351 - Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering
CVEN 6339 - Hazardous Waste Management
CVEN 6387 - Hydraulics of Environmental Systems
Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy part of this requirement

4. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master's thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391)*

*With the approval of the student's graduate committee, the thesis can be replaced by 12 semester hours of electives and satisfactory completion of a final comprehensive exam.


30 Thesis, 36 Non-Thesis (may be reduced to 30 pending BOR approval)

Earn a degree that matches your interests!

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers several graduate courses personalize your degree path:

Graduate Course List