M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Designed to develop a greater competency in this important field

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

M.S. Environmental Engineering

Course outline for our M.S. Environmental Engineering degree program.

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Students may choose to complete a research (thesis or research project) or non-research (coursework only) option.

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. All graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Environmental Engineering program must select a graduate advisor after completing 9 graduate semester hours or by the end of the first semester in which they joined the program, whichever comes first. The advisor should be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A plan of study must be developed and approved by each graduate student and his/her advisor, after completing 9 graduate semester hours or after the first semester, whichever comes first.

Research Areas

  • Emerging contaminants in the environment
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Fate and transformation of environmental contaminants
  • Surface and subsurface hydrology

Required Courses

  • CE 5701 Physical Principles Of Environmental Systems
  • CE 5702 Chemical Principles Of Environmental Systems
  • CE 5703 / CE 5048 Mathematical Modeling Or Probability And Statistics In Engineering
  • CE 5792 Biological Principles Of Environmental Engineering Systems 

Students pursuing the project option must also complete two of the courses listed below:

  • CE 5621 Engineering Hydrology
  • CE 5622 Fate Of Pollutants In Subsurface Environments
  • CE 5631 Environmental Hydrology
  • CE 5641 Urban Streams And Stormwater Management
  • CE 5711 Air Pollution Control
  • CE 5731 Solid Waste Engineering 
  • CE 8702 Advanced Chemical Principles Of Environmental Systems 
  • CE 8751 Water And Wastewater Systems Design

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. All graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Environmental Engineering program must select a graduate advisor after completing 9 graduate semester hours or by the end of the first semester in which they joined the program, whichever comes first. The advisor should be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A plan of study must be developed and approved by each graduate student and his/her advisor, after completing 9 graduate semester hours or after the first semester, whichever comes first.

Students pursuing the thesis option must complete 24 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and complete 6 semester hours of thesis. Students completing the project option must complete 27 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 semester hours of a research project. Students pursuing the non-research option must complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.

For more information about curriculum and course requirements review the Environmental Engineering M.S. Bulletin

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