12 months
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31798 USD/year
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13380 USD/year
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About

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering. Either option must be approved by the student’s major professor.

Overview

About this Degree

Both options require completion of a set of core courses related to the student’s selected concentration.

Thesis Option

A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate courses, including 6 credit hours of thesis and 24 credit hours of coursework. A minor may be selected but is not required.

Non-Thesis Option

A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate courses is required, which may include a three-hour special problems course to be completed under the direction of the student’s major professor. A minor may be selected but is not necessarily required. All non-thesis MS students are required to take a culminating written examination. The written exam is offered twice a year once each in the fall and spring semesters.

Non-Thesis Exam

All non-thesis Environmental Engineering MS students must pass a final comprehensive written examination for the degree. The criteria for passing the written exam is a “B,” which has been interpreted to be a 75 overall average on the fundamentals and applications parts. If a student fails the exam, the student may retake the exam the following semester. The result of the second examination is final. The MS committee may choose to use an oral examination as a forum for testing a marginally-failing student (70–74 average).

The first part of the exam will be closed book containing questions in the fundamentals and basics. The student will be required to answer 12 out of 25 questions.

The second part of the exam will be open book/open note consisting of application type questions. The student will be required to answer 6 out of 26 questions. Students from University of Tennessee Knoxville should see their advisor regarding the content of the exam.

Programme Structure

  • A weekly Environmental Engineering Seminar program is held in the fall and spring semesters. All full-time graduate students are required to register for ENVR 508-seminar and attend. Part-time students are encouraged to register and attend the seminar.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.7
3 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency, recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEEA). A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be granted by a recognized or accredited foreign institution. 
    • United States degree holders must have earned a minimum of 2.7 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or a minimum of 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 GPA.
    • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or other equivalent to a ‘B’ average. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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