Environmental Engineering Program — Admission Requirements

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To be admitted to the Master of Science program a student must have:

  • A B.S. degree in engineering or in a science related to engineering from an accredited college or university or the foreign equivalent of an accredited American B.S. or M.S. degree in engineering. Non-engineers with degrees in related fields may be considered for admission after certain prerequisite courses are completed. Applicants with non-science bachelor's degrees in fields such as technology, management, business, and the arts must obtain an accredited engineering degree before applying.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of "B", i.e., 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of course work attempted.
  • Satisfactory scores on the General Aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE advanced test (engineering) need not be taken. Old scores are valid, provided ETS can provide official copies to us.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation on the forms provided. These letters must be sent directly to us by the person making the recommendation.
  • All applications to the Environmental Engineering Graduate program must be submitted through the graduate school; please click on “APPLICATION FORMS” in the right side bar for further instructions.
     

To be admitted to the Ph. D. Program a student must have:

  • Met the requirements listed above for admission to the masters program.
  • Completed an M.S. degree with thesis in Chemical, Environmental, or Civil Engineering with an Environmental emphasis with a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale from an ABET accredited engineering program or a foreign equivalent thereof. A copy of the title page, signature page, and thesis abstract as well as excellent letters of reference from faculty familiar with the research must be submitted with the application.
  • All applications to the Environmental Engineering Graduate program must be submitted through the graduate school; please click on “APPLICATION FORMS” in the right side bar for further instructions.
     

Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly selective. Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants must be approved by the Environmental Engineering Admissions Committee and the Associate Dean of Engineering for Graduate Programs. Since a research dissertation is required of all Ph. D. candidates, it is highly recommended that a prospective Ph. D. student contact individual faculty members whose research programs are of interest and a match to the student’s skill sets to discuss the possibility of performing research under their guidance.