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Environmental Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Environmental Engineering Program of the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary graduate engineering program within the Cullen College of Engineering, administratively housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

Overview

The Program and its faculty are internationally known for their research and teaching in water, wastewater, microbiology, bioremediation, soil and hazardous waste treatment and modeling, and airborne particulates.

The Environmental Engineering program offers the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.), with thesis and non-thesis options.

Courses are scheduled to accommodate both part-time and full-time students; 24-30 hours of required course work can usually be completed in one calendar year of full-time or three years of part-time study. Full time thesis students generally can complete the masters of science degree in 2 years of consecutive study.

Accreditation

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Principles of Environmental Modeling
  • Environment Engineering Microbiology
  • Urban-Regional Planning
  • Storm Water Management
  • Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Evaluation of Water Quality in Natural Waters
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced Planning and Design of Water Resource Systems
  • Physicochemical Treatment Processes
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment Processes
  • Municipal Drinking Water Treatment
  • Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems
  • Groundwater Contaminant Transport
  • Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • Engineering Geographic Information Systems
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Risk Assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1016 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1016 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    501 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 501 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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