Civil and Environmental Engineering has both MS and PhD degree offerings. Each student chooses a focus for their academic studies. These academic areas are listed below.
- Environmental Engineers work to improve public health and quality of life, while protecting and restoring environmental systems. These engineers focus on drinking water treatment, wastewater reclamation, air pollution control, solid waste management and environmental remediation.
Professors in this area:
|MS Non-Thesis: |
This is a coursework only based degree. Students in a MS non-thesis degree program must complete 30 hours of graduate credit coursework. In the final semester of study the student is responsible for the completion of an essay-based comprehensive exam.
Applicants will have completed a MS prior.
|MS Thesis: |
This degree is a research based master degree. Students in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours of coursework, and six hours of research. In the student's final semester there is a formal thesis defense, with supervising faculty members. This defense is an open forum.
|Direct Admit PhD:
Applicants are highly qualified students who have completed a BS. The direct admit PhD degree emphasizes in scholarly research activities, can reduce course requirements and expedite progress towards degree completion.
|How are applicants evaluated? ||Masters||PhD|
|GPA:||Mean undergraduate GPA is 3.0+ on 4.0 GPA scale.||Traditional PhD: Undergraduate GPA is 3.0+ on 4.0 GPA scale.
Direct Admit PhD: Undergraduate GPA is 3.5+ on 4.0 GPA scale.
|Education||A prior degree in civil engineering is not required.||A prior degree in civil engineering is not required.|
|Official Test Scores||Required GRE sections:*|
Seek a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300+. Analytical 3.5+.
|Required GRE sections:
Seek a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300+ AND a minimum quantitative score of 155. Analytical 3.5+.
* The only exception is for MS non-thesis students who have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
|Minimum # of coursework hours||MS Non-Thesis: 30 |
MS Thesis: 24
|Traditional PhD: 18
Direct Admit PhD: 30
|Minimum # of research hours||MS Non-Thesis: N/A |
MS Thesis: 6
|Funding Available?||MS Non-Thesis: No. |
MS Thesis: Occasionally