Civil Engineering

Graduate Degree Program

Earn a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering Program offers graduate study leading to a Masters of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Engineering.

Master of Science

The high level of research activity present in the department reflects our philosophy of providing graduate students with direct, first-hand experience within each specialty. Because of the extent of externally funded research, graduate students are thrust into the solution of problems of national and international importance. At the Master’s level, thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Master of Science — Thesis Option

Requirements

  • Program of study requires a minimum of 21 hours of graded coursework, at least 7 hours of research studies and 2 credits of CE 580.
  • Coursework and project require approval by the student’s graduate committee.
  • Program must be filed no later than the end of the second semester of study. Go to the Graduate school web site for the program of study form.
  • General regulations regarding the preparation of a thesis are set by the Graduate School and are listed in the Policies and Procedures of the Graduate School. The thesis format will follow requirements for publications in an appropriate technical journal as recommended by the committee.
  • Typing, copying and other associated costs for the preparation of the thesis will be borne by the student.
  • The department requires one unbound copy plus $20.00 for binding of the final thesis.

Committee

  • Committee should include at least three faculty members.
  • Students may pursue independent projects or may work with faculty to develop new projects or collaborate on existing projects.
  • Students will complete their studies in 1-1/2 to 2 years.

Master of Science — Non-thesis Option

Requirements

  • Project Option: Minimum of 30 credits as follows:
    • 24 credits of graded graduate coursework
    • 2 credits of graded seminar (CE 580)
    • 4 credits for CE 702 (project & exam)
  • Courses Option: Minimum of 30 credits as follows:
    • 27 credits of graded graduate coursework
    • 1 credit of graded seminar (CE 580)
    • 2 credits for CE 702 (exam)
  • Coursework and project require approval by the student’s graduate committee.
  • Program must be filed no later than the end of the second semester of study. Go to the Graduate school web site for the program of study form.
  • General regulations regarding the preparation of a project are set by the department following thesis format and committee requirements.
  • Typing, copying and other associated costs for the preparation of the project report will be borne by the student.
  • The department requires one unbound copy plus $20.00 for binding of the final project report.

Committee

  • Committee should include at least three faculty members.
  • Students may pursue independent projects or may work with faculty to develop new projects or collaborate on existing projects.
  • Students will generally complete their studies in 12 months.