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2023/2024 University Catalog

Environmental Engineering, M.S.


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(Major Code: 09221) (Academic Plan Code: 442006MSS)

General information

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in environmental engineering. Selected students in the program may be offered graduate teaching associateships or graduate research assistantships.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in an approved non-engineering curriculum must make up the deficiencies in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer skills, differential equations, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, physics, statics and dynamics, statistics, and thermodynamics, as determined by the graduate adviser.

The following materials should be mailed or delivered to:

Dr. Panagiotis Mitropoulos, Graduate Adviser

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1324

  1. Personal statement of graduate program goals;
  2. Letters of recommendation (optional).

Specific Requirements for the Degree

The student’s program, prepared in conference with and approved by the graduate adviser, must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. General requirements: 21 units of coursework.
    1. Fifteen units should be selected from the required courses listed below; in exceptional cases, this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the graduate adviser, provided the substitute course is in the College of Engineering and enhances a coherent program in a specific professional area.

    2. Eighteen units of 600- and 700-level courses in civil engineering and environmental engineering. No more than three units can be taken in ENV E 797 and no more than three units can be taken in ENV E 798.
  2. Culminating experience (nine additional units):
    1. Thesis students: Three units of ENV E 797 , three units ENV E 798  and three units of ENV E 799A .
    2. Non-thesis students: Six units of 500-, 600- or 700-level courses and three units of ENVE 797 or 798.
  3. The total number of 500-, 600-, or 700-level units may not exceed 12 units outside the department.
  4. No more than 12 units of 500-level coursework may be applied toward the Program of Study.

Specific Requirements


The student’s program, prepared in conference with and approved by the graduate and environmental engineering adviser, must satisfy the following requirements:

General Requirements: 21 Units of Coursework


Fifteen Units


Fifteen units selected from the required courses listed below; in exceptional cases, this requirement may be waived at the discretion of the graduate adviser, provided the substitute course is in the College of Engineering and enhances a coherent program in a specified professional area.

Eighteen Units


Eighteen units of 600- and 700-level courses in civil engineering and environmental engineering. No more than three units in ENV E 797  and no more than three units in ENV E 798 .

Culminating Experience (Nine Additional Units)


Non-Thesis Students


(Additional units of ENV E 797 or ENV E 798 may be completed with approval of graduate adviser).

The Total Number of 500-, 600-, or 700-level Units May Not Exceed 12 Units Outside the Department


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