Any student with an engineering or science undergraduate degree who is accepted by the EEES Department and the Graduate School may pursue the M.S. degree.
For admission to the M.S. program, an applicant should have a grade point ratio/average (GPR/GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for students who were accepted and actually entered the program for the past two years are shown in the table below. (Note that 2010-2011 scores are based on the 200-800 scale.
Science majors with a strong mathematics background are admitted to the department with appropriate prerequisites. The transcripts of such prospective students are reviewed on an individual basis to identify any undergraduate prerequisites or corequisites needed to prepare them for the EE&S program. A graduate of a science discipline is expected to have completed at some time during his or her academic career the equivalent of two semesters each of physics (with calculus) and general chemistry, and four semesters of calculus through multivariable calculus and ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite course work is prescribed to fill gaps in these areas. No prerequisites are required of students with accredited engineering undergraduate degrees.
The PhD program provides students with a comprehensive background in the fundamental aspects of environmental engineering and/or science. The major field of study is generally interdisciplinary in nature, consisting of coursework in several areas of engineering and the basic sciences. Each student’s curriculum and research program is tailored to suit his/her personal and professional goals.
Pursuit of a PhD degree is a significant commitment of time and effort. Applicants should communicate with professors who are engaged in research of interest to the applicant. It is important to find a research advisor who will guide the PhD student effectively. Visit the web page of each professor and send email to those who are involved in areas of interest. For questions about this process, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Students with a baccalaureate or masters degree in a related science or engineering field may apply directly to the PhD program. Students with exceptional records and experience in research will be considered for the PhD degree without a master's degree, while most students admitted to the PhD program will have previously received a Masters degree. Students may also be accepted for continued study from either the MS Hydrogeology or MS EE&S program.
For admission to the Ph.D. program, an applicant should have a grade point ratio/average (GPR/GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. The applicant must have a faculty member who has agreed to be the research advisor before final admission. Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for students who were accepted and who actually entered the program for the past two years are shown in the table below. (Note that scores 2011-2012 are based on the 200-800 scale.