M.S., Water and Environmental Science

  • Complete the following admission requirements:

a. Complete a B.S. in natural science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, or a B.S. in engineering from an ABET-accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

b. Complete the TOEFL exam (only required of non-native English speakers. The minimum score required is 79 for the internet, or 213 for the computerized test).

c. Submit GRE scores.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Select one from following concentrations:21-27
Environmental Contaminants
Environmental Science and Management
Hydrology
Water Supply and Waste Treatment
Total Credits21-27

Concentrations

Environmental Contaminants

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
CE F663Groundwater Dynamics3
ENVE F641Aquatic Chemistry3
ENVE F642Contaminant Hydrology3
ENVE F647Biotechnology3
ENVE F649Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management3
Approved electives (3 credits for thesis; 9 credits for project) 13-9
Total Credits21-27
1

In addition to ENVE courses, recommended courses include: BIOL F657, BIOL F680, CE F603, CE F661, CE F683, CE F684, CHEM F609, CHEM F631, CHEM F655, GE F620 and MATH F615.

Environmental Science and Management

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
Select five from the following:15
Aquatic Chemistry
Environmental Management and Permitting
Biotechnology
Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management
Environmental Risk Assessment
Introduction to Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists
Approved electives (3 credits for thesis; 9 credits for project) 13-9
Total Credits21-27
1

In addition to ENVE courses, recommended courses include: BIOL F657, BIOL F680, CE F603, CE F661, CE F683, CE F684, CHEM F609, CHEM F631, CHEM F655, GE F620 and MATH F615.

Hydrology

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
CE F662Open Channel and River Engineering3
CE F663Groundwater Dynamics3
CE F665Introduction to Watershed Hydrology3
CE F683Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering3
Approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12
Total Credits21-27
1

Recommended electives include: CE F445, CE F603, CE F661, CE F664, ENVE F641, ENVE F642, ENVE F644, BIOL F473, BIOL F483, NRM F435, NRM F670, GEOS F616, GEOS F617, GEOS F631 and GEOS F694.

Water supply and waste treatment 

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
ENVE F641Aquatic Chemistry3
ENVE F643Air Pollution Management3
or ENVE F649 Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management
ENVE F645Unit Processes: Chemical and Physical3
ENVE F646Biological Unit Processes3
ENVE F647Biotechnology3
Approved electives (3 credits for thesis; 9 credits for project) 13-9
Total Credits21-27
1

In addition to ENVE courses, recommended courses include: BIOL F657, BIOL F680, CE F603, CE F661, CE F683, CE F684, CHEM F609, CHEM F631, CHEM F655, GE F620 and MATH F615.