M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Designed to develop a greater competency in this important field

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

M.S. Environmental Engineering

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In this program, you will have the opportunity to gain greater technical competency in several major areas of practice in environmental engineering. Our programs focus on emerging areas of environmental research and engineering applications to important areas of study such as remediation, environmental protection or stormwater management. The in-depth knowledge will help you become an asset to the industry and will propel your career forward.

At Temple Engineering you will have a high degree of flexibility in your plan of study. With up to two-thirds of the coursework in electives, you will have the ability to tailor the coursework to your career. The intimate relationships developed with faculty will provide many opportunities for exploration in your chosen area of interest. Small class sizes further advance your learning so that you gain the most knowledge from this experience.

Research Areas

  • Absorption/desorption
  • Advanced oxidation
  • Emerging contaminants in the environment
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Fate and transformation of environmental contaminants
  • Nanoparticles
  • Surface and subsurface hydrology

Required Courses (9 semester hours)

• CEE 5701 Physical Principals of Environmental Systems
• CEE 8701 Advanced Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes

• CEE 5702  Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems
• CEE 5762  Environmental Organic Chemistry

• CEE 5794  Advanced Biological Wastewater

• CEE 5793  Environmental Biotechnology

Elective Courses (15-21 semester hours)

  • CE 5621 Engineering Hydrology
  • CE 5622 Fate Of Pollutants In Subsurface Environments
  • CE 5623 Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams
  • CE 5631 Environmental Hydrology
  • CE 5641 Urban Streams And Stormwater Management
  • CE 5731 Solid Waste Engineering 
  • CE 5795 Aquatic Toxicology in Environmental Engineering
  • CE 7111 Air Pollution Control
  • CE 8751 Water And Wastewater Systems Design

Other electives are offered. You will discuss the available options with your graduate coordinator to make the selections to best suit your career goals.

Degree Requirements

For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required; a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester hours (approximately 6 courses) must be in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. After completing first 9 graduate semester hours, or by the end of the first semester, you will need to select a graduate advisor from the full-time department faculty. Together, you will develop a plan of study that is tailored to your interests.

You may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Degree requirements can be fulfilled either with or without a graduate thesis. The thesis option includes 24 semester hours of coursework and 6 semester hours of master’s thesis. Non-thesis option can be completed with 27 semester hourse of coursework and 3 credits of a research project or additional 3 credit course. 

Form more information about curriculum requirements review the Environmental Engineering M.S. Bulletin

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