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Graduate studies in Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University emphasize the understanding of fundamental scientific and engineering principles to manage and solve environmental problems in natural and engineering systems. The instructional program is designed to develop strong analytical, design, and management capabilities in the application of biological, chemical and physical processes. Students are prepared for careers in consulting and design, environmental monitoring and management, or teaching and research. Research focuses on hazardous substances, environmental microbiology, fundamentals of transport processes in the environment, environmental chemistry, and groundwater and surface water resources.
The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering offers Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (Coursework Only), (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Environmental Engineering. All programs are tailored to individual student needs and professional goals. A diversity of faculty interests, broadened and reinforced by cooperation between CBEE and other engineering departments and research centers on campus, makes tailored individual programs possible. More information about the ENVE graduate program can be found in the following advising guides:
To become a CBEE graduate student you must be admitted to Oregon State University through both the Graduate School and the School of CBEE. The faculty in CBEE examine the material submitted to determine adequacy of academic background and to decide whether facilities in the School are adequate for the expressed aims of the student. The Graduate School will determine whether the general university conditions for admission have been met. Applicants will be notified by the Graduate School as to the action taken. A critical consideration in the decision is whether the applicant's academic objectives can be satisfactorily fulfilled. CBEE does not have the capacity to accommodate all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements. Applicants to the school of CBEE graduate program must meet the OSU Graduate School's CBEE minimum admission requirements listed below, and submit a complete application package in order to be considered for admission https://secure.oregonstate.edu/gradapp/ .
International students interested in the Master of Engineering (MEng) program should apply through Master's International Direct.
Only complete applications will be reviewed and considered for admission.
CBEE only accepts students for the fall term. We do not allow admissions for winter or spring terms.
Applications for current M.Eng. students wishing to change from M.Eng. to M.S. must be completed by May 1 each year.
The School of CBEE application process is highly competitive and we normally make no more than 5 offers of support (assistantships) per year. Applicants with a very strong record and particular aptitude for graduate research may be offered a term by term assistantship which provides a stipend and tuition remission. We cannot guarantee that you will always be awarded funding. These are offered the first of April for the upcoming school year and are chosen from the ACCEPTED applicants. Graduate assistants may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. If you are not awarded funding you should be prepared to be a self-supporting student. Also, due to the limited number of assistantships available, MEng students are not funded in this manner. Applicants to the School of CBEE do not need to complete a separate application in order to be considered for assistantships. A complete application consists of all the materials listed on the Graduate Application.
The School of CBEE requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale). The GPA is based on the last 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credit hours of the first baccalaureate degree plus all work complete thereafter. For International students, the GPA is based on the last 2 years of undergraduate courses.
NOTE: CBEE is waiving the GRE requirement this year; GRE scores are not required to apply for admission to the 2021-22 school year.
The School of CBEE requires the GRE test for all students (with the exception of those students who have earned an OSU degree). Scores cannot be more than five (5) years old at the time when graduate studies start. The minimum GRE (adding the verbal and quantitative portions of the test) for the old format is 1000. The minimum requirements under the format established in September 2011 are 150 on the quantitative portion and 3.0 on the analytical writing section.
The CBEE minimum TOEFL is 580 (237 computer, 92-93 iBT with a minimum score of 18 on each section). TOEFL must be less than two years old. The IELTS is accepted as well. The minimum score is 6.8. Language Proficiency tests are not required for US citizens or those who received their undergraduate degree from an English speaking country institution.
1. Materials that must be submitted electronically
2. Send the following to the Graduate School:
Newly admitted graduate students are initially advised on class registration by the School Manager or the Chair of the school's Graduate Committee. Advising sessions are scheduled as part of the School of CBEE Graduate Orientation in September of each year.
Register on the web from the link at Student On-Line Services
Registration procedures available at:
Your GAP is your birthday (MM/DD/YY) and then you redefine a more secure GAP by following the menu. Contact the Registrar's Office, (541) 737-4331, 102 Kerr Administration Building, if you forget your GAP. (Graduate students don't need a pin # to register).