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Master's in Environmental Engineering

The M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University prepares graduates with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to solve complex problems in environmental engineering.
The concern of environmental engineers is the interface between society and the environment, including the design, construction, management, alteration and utilization of the infrastructure at that interface.  Environmental engineers plan, design and construct systems for the treatment and distribution of water and for the collection and treatment of municipal and industrial waste, processes for the control of water, soil, and air pollution, and many other works of benefit to society. 


A minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours is required by the university for graduation for the Thesis option and a minimum of thirty-two (32) semester credit hours is required by the university for graduation for the Non-Thesis option.


Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

  • Twenty-four (24) hours of approved graduate-level coursework
  • Six (6) hours - Master's Thesis (as approved by the student's graduate committee)

Non-Thesis Option

  • Thirty (30) hours of approved graduate-level coursework
  • Two (2) hours - CIVE 5080 Engineering Problems (as approved by the student's graduate committee)


Research and Faculty

OSU has a strong history of externally funded research on practical and implementable solutions for important problems.  We aim to use our research expertise to help develop, create, and maintain a safe, durable, and sustainable infrastructure system. 
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Meet our Department Head

Norb Delatte

The faculty and staff of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering are committed to excellence - both in the classroom and the research laboratory. We believe that teaching is our fundamental mission at OSU. We create an atmosphere where high quality teaching is encouraged and supported.

- Dr. Norb Delatte
Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Application Deadline

Priority deadlines:
March 1 for Summer/Fall admission

August 1 for Spring admission
*Applications received after these dates will be reviewed upon completion but may be deferred until the following term.  


Preferred Background Requirements

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering or closely related field
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Documents required for admission review

  • GRE test score completed within the past 5 years for those applicants with bachelor’s degrees from institutions outside the U.S.
  • 3 professional recommendation letters from individuals such as academic advisors, former professors or employers who can address applicant’s academic record and potential for graduate study, and
  • Goals statement (approximately 1- 2 pages) explaining the applicant’s interest in the graduate degree, including the area of specialization preferred, as well as any additional information that will explain the applicant’s qualifications.  


Cost & Assistance

OSU consistently ranks among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for providing a quality education at an affordable price, according to the annual survey form Kiplinger, which is based on criteria that includes admission rate, student-faculty ratio, financial aid availability, low average student debt at graduation, and overall great value.  All graduate students admitted to the program are provided financial support, which includes an assistantship, tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance.  Every applicant is automatically considered for financial support and no additional information is required.  The School of Chemical Engineering also awards a number of scholarships, which are funded by alumni and industry partners. 



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