Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

The M.S. in environmental engineering is intended for students with undergraduate engineering degrees.

Requirements with Thesis – 30 credit hours. The candidate must complete a set of core courses in the fundamental environmental engineering areas, which includes CIE 671, CIE 672 and CIE 642. If the student has already taken one or more of these courses at the undergraduate level, he/she will be expected to take corresponding higher level courses in these fundamental engineering areas. 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 in the fundamental environmental engineering areas, which includes CIE 671, CIE 672 and CIE 642. If the student has already taken one or more of these courses at the undergraduate level, he/she will be expected to take corresponding higher level courses in these fundamental engineering areas. 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, 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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