Environmental Engineering

Cleveland State University

1029 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Fenn College of Engineering. This program represents the engineering component of the cross-disciplinary, environmental academic studies program at Cleveland State University. 


Although this program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in engineering, non-engineering graduates also can take advantage of this program.

Faculty research and publications reflect areas in which students may conduct their theses or project investigations. Faculty research areas include adsorption, waste-site remediation, pollution prevention, green manufacturing, industrial waste treatment, brownfields, air-pollutant control, biological treatment processes, waste recycle and reuse, solid-waste engineering, physiochemical treatment processes, soil decontamination, combustion-process emissions, energy conversions, risk assessment, environmental policy, and real-time environmental monitoring.

A faculty advisor is assigned to each student when he or she enters the MS program. The student must meet with the advisor to establish a personalized program plan.

The personalized program plan addresses which core competency courses are required, any engineering core courses for which a substitution is sought, the elective area of concentration, and thesis/project requirements. This plan must be approved by the Environmental Engineering Coordinating Committee (EECC), which is comprised of Environmental Engineering faculty.

If Core Competency Courses are required, the EECC may allow these courses to count as electives toward the degree, but not toward the elective area of concentration. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ecosystem Science Or Environmental Physics
  • Environmental Law (3 credits) Or Environmental Policy and Administration
  • Technical Writing
  • Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Seminar
  • Physical and Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
78 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application with a $40 non-refundable application fee. Application fees cannot be waived or deferred. 
  • Transcripts of academic work and degree certificates from each college/university attended. All school records should be submitted in the original language and should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Proof of having met at least one of the English language proficiency requirements. 
  • Official score report of the GRE, GMAT, or MAT if required by your department. 
  • Letters of recommendation are required for most programs, but not all.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1029 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    932 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 932 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    544 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 544 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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