Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science

The M.S. in environmental engineering science is intended for students with other technical/scientific undergraduate degrees.

Employment Outcomes
Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Civil and Environmental Engineering MS graduates.

  • Companies that hire our MS graduates:
    American Iron Works, CHA Consulting, Deloitte, Dubai Contracting Company, Hebert Construction, HNTB, Jacobs, Kenney Geotechnical Services, Larson Design Group, Michael Baker International, National Guard Bureau, NK Bhandari Architecture & Engineering, O’Brien & Gere, POWER Engineers, Schnabel Engineering, Silman, The Intelligence Group, Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, Whitacre Engineering, Windward Environmental, Self-employed
  • Job location:
    85% in the US, 15% outside of US
  • Job location within US:
    55% in Syracuse/Central New York, 25% in Metropolitan New York City, 5%Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 15% Other
  • Job titles:
    Assistant Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Bridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Designer - Facilities Engineering Department (structural group), Environmental Manager, Junior Site Engineer, Project Manager, Staff Geotechnical Engineer, Staff Scientist, Structural EIT, Transmission Line Engineer (Civil/Structural)
  • Base salary range:
    less than $45,000 - 104,999
  • Median base salary range:
    $55,000 - 59,999

Requirements with Thesis – 30 credit hours. The candidate must complete a set of core courses offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Appendix A). In addition, the student must complete a cohesive program of elective coursework approved by the student’s advisor. All M.S. candidates are expected to participate in faculty/student seminar series each year. Furthermore, six credits of CIE 997-Master’s Thesis must be taken culminating in the defense of the thesis administered by the student’s thesis committee.

Requirements without Thesis – 30 credit hours. The candidate must complete a set of core courses offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Appendix A). In addition, the student must complete a cohesive program of elective coursework approved by the student’s advisor. Furthermore, the student is required to take one of the following courses: CIE 600-Environmental Assessment for 3 credits, CIE 996-Master’s Project for 3 credits or CIE 995-Master’s Exit Paper for 0 credits and an additional course for 3 credits. If the student chooses to take CIE 996, the project must address a topic in environmental engineering or environmental science and be approved by the advisor and at least one additional reader. The exit paper must address issues related to their specialty approved by the advisor and have a minimum length of 2000 words.

Professional Training Opportunity:
For applicants who are admitted into the Master’s in environmental engineering, Master’s in environmental engineering science, or Ph.D. in civil engineering with an environmental engineering specialty, Syracuse University has research and professional training opportunities through EMPOWER, a new comprehensive graduate research training program. EMPOWER (Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research) is now accepting applications for graduate-student traineeships. For additional information and application requirements go to http://empower.syr.edu.

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