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Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

The objective of the M.S. in Environmental Engineering degree program is to enable the student to build a strong foundation in multiple areas of environmental engineering and to specialize in one area via research and thesis. Areas of specialization include: air pollution engineering, chemical engineering, energy/environment/economics (E3), environmental chemistry, environmental resource management, hazardous waste engineering, and water and wastewater engineering.

Core courses

ENVE 426* Statistical Tools for Engineers

ENVE 501 Environmental Chemistry
ENVE 506 Chemodynamics
ENVE 542 Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 580 Hazardous Waste Engineering

* Students with background in statistics (before joining the graduate program) equivalent to ENVE 426 will be required to take ENVE 527 as a core course (in place of ENVE 426). Students should consult the course descriptions for details.
The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 in the core areas. Aside from the core courses, coursework may be selected (with adviser approval) to satisfy the needs of the individual student or may be concentrated in one of the areas of specialization available in the department, including:

Air Pollution Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Energy/Environment/Economics (E3)
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Resource Management
Hazardous Waste Engineering
Water and Wastewater Engineering

Undergraduate courses may sometimes be used to fulfill graduate program requirements. The limit is six credit hours in courses numbered 400-499. A thesis may be completed outside the department only by special arrangement with the department chair. The successful M.S. degree candidate will complete a thesis based on research as well as an oral defense of the thesis, under the direction of the thesis examining committee.