Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science
The M.S. in environmental engineering science is intended for students with other technical/scientific undergraduate degrees.
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.
Classes offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science are searchable under "Search for Classes" on MySlice under the following subject areas (Sign-on is not required):
AEE - Aerospace Engineering
BEN - Bioengineering
CEN - Chemical Engineering
CIE - Civil Engineering
CIS - Computer & Info Science
CPS - Computational Science
CSE - Computer Engineering
ECS - Engineering & Computer Science
ELE - Electrical Engineering
MAE - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
MEE - Mechanical Engineering
MFE - Manufacturing Engineering
Employment Outcomes Based on exit surveys from 2017, 2018 and 2019 Syracuse University Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S. graduates.
Companies that hire our 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
In Summer 2018, students interned at: Bechtel, CME Engineering, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Jacobs Engineering, Lovvorn Construction, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Vidaris
Job location: 84% in the US, 16% outside of US
Job location within the US: 55% in Syracuse/Central New York, 25% in Metropolitan New York City, 5%Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 15% Other