This research degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or the physical or natural sciences. In addition to the satisfactory completion of an approved set of advanced courses, candidates for this degree must complete a six-credit thesis.
In the civil engineering discipline, this thesis must provide documentation of an independent research-related effort and be approved by the student’s faculty adviser. Listed below are recommended core courses in each of the five civil engineering areas of concentration and in Environmental Engineering. M.S. candidates typically take all the courses listed below in their chosen area of concentration.
M.S. candidates in the environmental engineering discipline must also provide documentation of an independent research-related effort. In addition to approval of this written work, they are also required to give an oral presentation of the thesis work.