ESE: Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
ESE: Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE Residential)

Overview of ESE Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE Residential)

Program Focus

A non-research, public health-oriented terminal degree intended for students interested in careers in environmental engineering practice.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
30
Note: ENVR 400 does not count towards minimum credit-hour requirement
Expected Duration:
1 yr
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall
You may apply for spring 2014 admission between 8/1/2013 - 10/08/2013, and fall 2014 admission between 8/1/2013 - 4/08/2014. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
April 14, 2015
You may apply for spring 2014 admission between 8/1/2013 - 10/08/2013, and fall 2014 admission between 8/1/2013 - 4/08/2014. See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students interested in environmental engineering practice with an emphasis on public health.
Applications Received:
~30
Applicants Admitted:
~15
Enrolled Student Demographics:
School-wide demographics:
  • 70% / 30% female to male
  • 38% minority, including 20% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 10% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
<5
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 11-19

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$12,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
~$29,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
Limited scholarship funding may be available for exceptional applicants.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program or foreign institution with an equivalent program
Required Prerequisites:
None
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.) (required of international students)
GRE within last 5 years. If you already hold a research or professional doctorate degree you may ask that the program request from The Graduate School an exemption from the standardized test score requirement. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
Department-wide: On average, incoming students had 73rd percentile verbal and 75th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
Department-wide: incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.3
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
None required
Visit Opportunities:

There is at least one open-house event in the spring for both admitted applicants and applicants awaiting an admissions decision.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • ENVR 400 Seminar Series | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~weinberg/400/archive/spring2014/index.shtml
  • 12creditsofengineering courses
  • 3creditsofMaster'sTechnicalReport
  • 3creditsofMaster'sTechnicalReport
  • 3creditsofanintroductiontopublichealth(SPHG 600orPUBH 680)and3creditsofcourseworkinepidemiology(e.g.EPID 600oranotheradvancedEPIDcourse)arerequired.
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive oral exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's technical report based on portfolio of three engineering briefs
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Not required
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Consulting; industry; utilities; government agencies
Example Job Responsibilities:
  • Determine data collection methods for research projects, investigations, and surveys
  • Collect environmental data, such as samples of air, soil, water, food, and other materials, for scientific analysis
  • Analyze samples, surveys, and other information
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Wake Harper
Student Services Assistant
(919) 966-3844
135 Dauer Dr
CB CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Pete Kolsky
Professor of the Practice
(919) 537-3406
Rosenau 163a
Gillings School of Global Public Health
CB 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431
USA