Master of Science in Engineering-Environmental

Research Thesis Option (Plan I)

The thesis option is a research-focused program, which includes conducting original research, writing a research thesis, and defending the thesis to the student’s graduate supervisory committee. The research thesis option degree requirements are as follows:

A minimum of 30 credit hours, including

  • 21 credit hours of approved coursework, including
    • 9 credit hours of core graduate coursework
    • (See later section for additional information regarding the graduate core)
    • A maximum of 6 hours of approved 400-level courses
      (Use Graduate School’s “Approval of 400-Level Cours for Master’s Credit” form)
    • A minimum of 15 hours of CE-prefix courses
      (See Appendix I for a schedule for all CE-prefix courses offered by the department)
  • 3 hours of CE 593 or CE 693 Practicum
    • Taken with permission under the supervision of the student’s graduate advisor
      (See later section for additional information regarding Practicum)
  • 6 hours of CE 599 Thesis Research
    • Taken with permission under the supervision of the student’s graduate advisor
    • The graduate advisor must be a full member of the department’s graduate faculty
    • Once taken, CE 599 must be taken every term until graduation

Paper/Report Option (Plan II)

The paper/report, or non-thesis, option requires a research paper, a policy and practice paper, or equivalent culminating experience, which is graded by the student’s graduate advisor. The paper/report option requirements are as follows:

A minimum of 30 credit hours, including

  • 27 credit hours of approved coursework
    • 9 credit hours of core graduate coursework
      (See later section for additional information regarding the graduate core.)
    • A maximum of 6 hours of approved 400-level courses
      (Use Graduate School’s “Approval of 400-Level Course for Master’s Credit” form.)
    • A maximum of 3 hours of CE 593 or CE 693 Practicum
      (See later section for additional information regarding Practicum.)
    • A minimum of 18 hours of CE-prefix courses
      (See Appendix I for a schedule for all CE-prefix courses offered by the department.)
  • 3 credit hours of CE 501 Masters Capstone Project – Plan II
    • Taken with permission under the direction of the student’s graduate advisor
    • The graduate advisor must be a full member of the department’s graduate faculty
    • Requires completion a research paper, a policy and practice paper, or equivalent report with the topic, scope, and format preapproved by the student’s advisor
    • Must be taken the semester the student plans to graduate

EWR Core Course

 

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Core Coursework (MSCivE, MSEnvE, Ph.D.):

  • CE 573 Statistical Applications in Civil Engineering
  • CE 575 Hydrology
  • CE 626 Physical and Chemical Processes

Additional Course Requirements for Students Without an ABET/EAC-Accredited Degree

  • AEM 201, AEM 264, AEM 250, AEM 311

Notes

  • University Scholars (BS/MS) students are allowed 9 credit hours of coursework to double count between the BS and MS degrees.
  • Students on graduate assistantships must register for a minimum of 1 credit hour of CE 593 each semester they are supported.
  • Only 400-level courses without 500-level counterparts are allowed and must be approved prior to taking the class.
  • Students are responsible for all forms and must route all forms through the Department prior to submission to the Graduate School.