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Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #129 (QS) , CA,
Civil and Environmental Engineering offers some of the most exciting career opportunities. We are educating professionals who will be responsible for creating a sustainable world by being planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built and natural environment.

About

  • The Environmental Engineering Program was established in 1970 for mitigating environmental problems. It has grown to include water and wastewater engineering, air pollution control, water quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, energy and the environment. Students are trained for positions as consulting engineers, environmental affairs engineers for large companies, or officials in state or federal agencies.
  • The Environmental Engineering program in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC has a unique team of faculty members who work collaboratively in research areas highly relevant to the dynamic field of environmental engineering. Our faculty spans areas of water, air, energy, and the environment. We have built new laboratories and designed a new graduate student curriculum; our world-class program of integrated research and education is rapidly evolving.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering offers some of the most exciting career opportunities. We are educating professionals who will be responsible for creating a sustainable world by being planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built and natural environment. Our graduates are expected to be leaders in the discussions and decisions shaping the public environmental and infrastructure policy.
  • Our department has achieved significant milestones since its establishment in 1906. In 2007, Sonny Astani, a 1978 USC alumnus, donated $17 million to the department. The naming gift has enhanced the department’s capabilities and academic experience for our students. Some great moments about the Astani department include the formation of student organizations and the David M. Wilson Affiliates (DMWA) alumni organization. Student organizations such as ASCE student chapter (1924), Chi Epsilon (1924), and AGC (1994) were formed to unite students and create a sense of community within the department. In 1958, a group of civil engineering alumni founded DMWA as an alumni support group to honor Professor David M. Wilson. The department has experienced tremendous growth since it’s founding and will continue to achieve milestones through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Data Management
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry and Analysis
  • Introduction to Applied Environmental Science and Engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    103

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General Requirements

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or science may work toward the Master of Science in environmental engineering. Students with degrees in fields other than engineering or science may be admitted on the recommendation of a program advisor and program director.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major.
  • USC Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • GRE General Test: Satisfactory and valid test scores
  • Letters of Recommendation (2 Required)
  • Statement of Purpose (Required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    53448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26724 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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