May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Environmental Engineering, M.S.Env.E.

The M.S.Env.E. emphasizes engineering analysis and design of both technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems, while broadly addressing the fundamental science and regulatory aspects of the field. A minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is required. For full-time graduate students, six credit hours may involve research and completion of a thesis, with approval from the student’s adviser, with an additional 24 credit hours of coursework. The program also has the flexibility to meet the needs of part-time students, already working in industry, who typically take the nonthesis route requiring 30 credit hours of coursework. All environmental graduate courses are offered in the evening and via distance learning to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

  1. A B.S. in one of the engineering disciplines or in a quantitative science closely related to environmental engineering.
  2. A minimum of one year of college-level calculus. An additional half-year of differential equations is desirable.
  3. A minimum of one year of college-level chemistry. An additional half-year of organic chemistry is desirable.
  4. A solid background in the fundamental engineering sciences, including thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, is desirable.

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy these additional requirements: 30 credit hours, with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale. Additional articulation courses may be required for students without rigorous engineering undergraduate degrees.

Primary Specialty: Environmental Engineering

Core Courses

Satisfactory completion of the core curriculum consisting of three courses (9 credit hours):

Secondary Specialties

Students can choose to group at least three elective courses (nine credit hours) into the following secondary specialties: smart and resilient infrastructure, environmental health and compliance, or global and sustainable development. Secondary specialties are optional. If a student wishes to pursue this option, he/she must complete the core courses from one CEE primary specialty and at least 9 credit hours in one of the secondary specialties as follows:

Smart and Resilient Infrastructure

Environmental Health and Compliance

Global and Sustainable Development