ESE Student Handbook
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(Updated April 2011)
Masters Research ThesisThis is a traditional two year program emphasizing both course work and thesis research within the interdisciplinary framework of ESE. Graduate assistantships in this program are limited and highly competitive. Students complete 24 credit course requirements, along with professional development activities. Students in this option are expected to engage in environmental research and defend their thesis by the end of the second year.
Graduate assistantships are highly competitive for this program, and students who are accepted into the MS thesis program tend to have previous research experience and an excellent academic history.
The ESE program offers exciting opportunities for excellent students from a wide sprectrum of backgrounds. Engage in cutting edge research with diverse faculty, world-class facilities and resources, and an innovative curriculum that integrates five theme areas.
Applicants to the MS program are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors early in the process.
Program NewsPurdue ranks 13th in the nation in environmental engineering. (source: US News and World Report)
Average salaries for MS degrees in environmental engineering range from $48,000 to $64,000, and for PhD's 59,000 - $85,000 (source: National Assoc. of Colleges and Employers, 2005)
Spotlight"I have enjoyed my time in the ESE program. The subject is exciting, and the program has been very welcoming. The seminar is fun, and I appreciate the effort to gather people from many disciplines around important issues of sustainability. Professors have been warm and I can tell they are passionate about what they do."
Helpful LinksMyPurdue Portal
Graduate School Resources
Faculty research interest search engine
Center for the Environment
Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Pre-Environmental Studies B.S.
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