Candidates for admission to the master's degree program in environmental engineering are expected to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate major coursework and hold a baccalaureate degree in civil or environmental engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or from a program with a demonstrated equivalent accreditation. Applications from candidates with an ABET or equivalent engineering degree in an area of study outside of civil/ environmental engineering with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 will be considered. However, such students may be required to complete certain undergraduate civil/environmental engineering courses as a condition of acceptance. Applicants are urged to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test to aid in the evaluation process.
In general, engineering students who do not meet the above criteria and students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees will not be considered candidates for admission. However, a potential candidate who does not meet the admission criteria may, in consultation with and with the approval of the department chairperson, pursue a program of study which may include a sequence of undergraduate courses to satisfy deficiencies. Only after the completion of such a program of study will the student be considered for admission to the graduate program in environmental engineering.