Master of Science in Engineering; Civil Engineering
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate College, an applicant for the M.S.E. program must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. All applicants must submit a one page Statement of Objectives indicating the area of civil/environmental engineering in which they wish to pursue graduate work and the reason they wish to earn a master’s degree. All applicants are required to have taken the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing portions of the GRE General Test within the past five years and to submit the scores to the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction department. Successful applicants generally have a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of at least 300 (on the new test; else combined score of 1000 on the test taken before August 2011) and GRE analytical writing score of at least 3. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, earn scores of at least 213 (computerized; 550 if written), and submit an official report of the score to the Graduate College.
Applicants desiring to specialize in environmental engineering who have baccalaureate degrees in the natural sciences may require at least an additional semester of full-time study to complete engineering prerequisite undergraduate course work; this may include fluid mechanics, calculus through differential equations, engineering physics, chemistry and engineering economics. Successful environmental engineering applicants are expected to complete a set of graduate courses in engineering hydrology, hydraulics, statistics, water and wastewater treatment, and wastewater treatment plant design during their graduate study.