MS in Environmental Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Two main paths are available for obtaining the MS degree through the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program. The two paths are 1) the Research Option: MS in Environmental Engineering and, B) the Coursework Option: MS in Civil Engineering. The MS in Environmental Engineering is a research based program usually followed by students receiving financial support in the form of a research or teaching assistantship (RA, TA). The MS in Civil Engineering is a course based program designed to be completed in 9 to 12 months; students in this program do not receive financial assistance and must have a prior bachelor's degree in an engineering field. Students who have been admitted into the Program without an engineering baccalaureate must make up prerequisite coursework at the basic level of undergraduate engineering in order to be eligible for the MS in Environmental Engineering; no graduate credit is granted for this basic level work.

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