The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering provides students with practical information and technical knowledge on contemporary environmental engineering topics and issues. Students will be trained for consulting companies, industries or as officials for local governments, as well as for state or federal regulatory agencies.
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose undergraduate education was not at a majority English-language country must submit proof of English proficiency (minimum score: TOEFL Internet 80/Paper 550, IELTS 6.5 or PTE 58) before an admissions decision can be made. The Environmental Engineering Program does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or reference letters.
In addition, applicants must meet the following departmental requirements:
Minimum GPA of 2.5 for applicants graduated from ABET-accredited institutions with undergraduate degrees in engineering
Minimum GPA of 3.0 for applicants with undergraduate degrees in engineering from non-ABET accredited institutions
Minimum GPA of 3.0 for applicants with undergraduate degrees other than engineering
Students not meeting the above requirements may be admitted and will be required to take additional prerequisite coursework.
Students with engineering undergraduate degrees outside of civil or environmental engineering may be given conditional admission to the MS EnvE program and they must take at least the equivalent of the following prerequisite courses:
The program coordinator may waive the above prerequisite course requirements if a student receives a “B” or higher in EGCE 570 and EGCE 571.
In addition to EGCE 428 and 441, students with non-engineering baccalaureate degrees will be considered for conditional admission if they have completed: (1) mathematics through differential equations; (2) one semester of college chemistry; (3) two semesters of calculus-based college physics. Students from non-engineering majors must complete these classes before applying to the graduate program.
Based on prior environmental engineering coursework, faculty graduate adviser may substitute a maximum of 9 units of core coursework.