Students in the master's and doctoral degree programs in environmental engineering may pursue advanced study in the areas of biological and chemical treatment of hazardous substances in soils, leachates, industrial wastes, and groundwater; the fate and movement of chemical contaminants in surface water, groundwater, and soils; and environmental chemistry.
Master of Science
The student plans a program of study with the help of his or her academic advisor and subject to the approval of the advisor.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.
Applicants for admission are expected to have a level of competency equivalent to that achieved by earning an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, or in civil engineering with an environmental engineering specialization. The undergraduate program should have included courses in mathematics through differential equations, chemistry, physics (mechanics), fluid mechanics, computer programming, and the design of water and wastewater treatment processes.
Depending on their undergraduate programs and their specialties within environmental engineering, students who are admitted to the master's degree program with bachelor's degrees in fields related to environmental engineering may be required to complete collateral courses.
All applicants are encouraged to provide their scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering
The student must complete a total of 30 credits for the degree under either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis).
A student under Plan A must complete at least 4, but not more than 8, credits of Environmental Engineering 899. Should the student complete more than 8 credits of Environmental Engineering 899, no more than 8 credits may be counted toward the requirements for the degree.
A student under Plan B may choose to complete a research project or a design project as part of the 30 credits required for the degree. A student who elects either of these options must complete at least 1, but not more than 3, credits of Environmental Engineering 892 or at least 3, but not more than 5, credits of Environmental Engineering 893.