Environmental engineers are the technical professionals who identify and design solutions for environmental problems affecting the quality of the air, water, and land. The impact of environmental problems on the quality of life has significantly expanded the job opportunities for environmental engineers, placing it among the fastest growing professional jobs, with a 54% projected increase in demand. The unique link between environmental quality and economic vitality has created a major market for qualified environmental professionals.
The Master of Science program in Environmental Engineering is designed to expose graduate students to a wide range of knowledge on environmental engineering and on problem solving while encouraging them to pursue individual research interests. Thus, the curriculum has a common core of courses but is flexible enough to permit an interdisciplinary approach. The degree is available in a thesis or non-thesis program.
Environmental Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Non-Thesis Master’s program consists of 30 credit hours of course work, a graduate project of at least 3 credit hours, a one credit Environmental Seminar, and a final oral examination.
The Thesis Master’s program consists of 30 semester credit hours of course work, a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis, a one credit Environmental Seminar, and a final oral examination that includes an oral defense of the thesis.