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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Environmental Engineering, M.S.

Master of Science - Thesis Option

A minimum of 30 semester hours, including a thesis, with  two (2) additional seminar hours (for a total of 32 hours) are required for the degree of Master of Science.  This is a research-oriented degree that is open only to full-time students under the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The degree requires 6 thesis semester credit hours.  All applicants should contact the program graduate advisor for information on the Master of Science degree.  All students selecting the thesis option must satisfactorily defend the thesis in the presence of the thesis committee prior to its acceptance.

Master of Science - Non-Thesis Option

General Information

A non-thesis option in the Master of Science degree is also offered in Environmental Engineering.  Similar to the thesis option, the degree requires a minimum of 30 hours with 2 additional seminar hours.  Non-thesis option students may attend part-time.  The program graduate advisor should be consulted regarding these and other requirements for the degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are the same for both the thesis and non-thesis options:

  • A B.S. degree in engineering or in a science related to engineering from an accredited college or university or the foreign equivalent of an accredited American B.S. or M.S. degree in engineering.  Non-engineers with degrees in related fields may be considered for admission after certain prerequisite courses are completed (a list of pre-requisites and leveling courses can be found at: http://www.cive.uh.edu/programs/environmental-graduate/non-engineers).  Applicants with non-science bachelor’s degrees in fields such as technology, management, business, and the arts must obtain an accredited engineering degree before applying.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of “B”, i.e., 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of course work attempted.
  • Satisfactory scores on the General Aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  The Quantitative + Verbal scores combined should be at least 1100 using the prior GRE scale (Verbal minimum is 450 and Quantitative minimum is 650) or 301 using the current GRE scale (Verbal minimum is 150 and Quantitative minimum is 151); however, these scores do not guarantee admission.
  • Satisfactory TOEFL scores for international students (requirements can be found at: http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/international/admissions-criteria/english-proficiency-toefl/).