Environmental Engineering Master of Science
Understand and interpret the dynamics of man-made and natural pollutants, environmental systems, and the sustainability of natural resources in the Environmental Engineering Master of Science (MS) program in the College of Engineering at Temple University. Prepare to execute projects that model the flow, use and disposal of resources to address climate, environmental and sustainability issues. Combine in-class learning with research and practical work for a robust educational experience.
The Environmental Engineering master’s program offers a great deal of flexibility: Classes are offered in the evenings, allowing you to fit your academic commitments around your personal and professional responsibilities. Tailor the curriculum to your interests and professional career path with specialized electives and courses. For example, if you are interested in leadership, you might choose to take a course in Engineering Management. Or, you might study Stormwater Management by focusing your coursework on this topic.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has a substantial group of faculty members who represent diverse interests including biological, chemical and physical processes. Water and wastewater management are disciplinary strengths of the program—not to mention highly relevant fields in the job market.
The Environmental Engineering MS requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.
Classes & Curriculum
Many students finish their requirements for the master’s program in the span of two years, though the time limit for completion is five years. Some enter the master’s program directly from undergraduate, completing the program on a full-time basis. Many students work in industry while completing their degree part time.
The diversity of faculty expertise means a great variety of course topics. Take a number of core courses in the biology, chemistry and physics of environmental systems before delving into elective course work. Electives in Environmental Engineering include
- Advanced Physical/Chemical Processes,
- Aquatic Toxicology in Environmental Engineering,
- Biological Processes,
- Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams,
- Engineering Hydrology,
- Environmental Hydrology,
- Fate of Pollutants in Subsurface Environments,
- Urban Streams and Stormwater Management, and
- Water And Wastewater Systems Design.
Take a look at the full list of required courses for the Environmental Engineering Master of Science. Choose to complete your degree with a thesis, project or advanced coursework.