Program Overview

California State University in Fullerton offers the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree can be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a valuable degree to pursue advanced career opportunities. 

The MS in Environmental Engineering program is designed to build on a graduate student’s already learned foundations from previous education and experiences, while introducing them to topics critical to the practice of environmental engineering. The Masters program closely parallels the standards set by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), aiming to provide students the essential knowledge and skills applicable in the field. 

The curriculum will cover the practical information and technical knowledge off contemporary environmental issues such as: potable water treatment, wastewater treatment and disposal, water reclamation and reuse, storm water runoff management and treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil, landfill design, air pollution control engineering, global warming issues, and sustainable development. Students will partake in a rigorous and disciplined program delving into topics of interest such as: Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment, Hydraulics and Hydrology for Environmental Engineers, and Environmental Engineering Practices and Project Management.

Graduates should be well trained and prepared professionals able to contribute in many successful public and private sector organizations. The Masters program will also develop a graduate student’s relationship with foreign and domestic companies providing environmental career opportunities. The advanced education may satisfy many organization’s standards for hiring, as well as provide a graduate with movement within a current position.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    • A baccalaureate from an accredited institution of higher education.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, or if this requirement is not met, then the last 60 semester units attempted will be reviewed as documented by two official copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended.


    School Overview

    Number twelve: that describes the beginnings of California State University, Fullerton, in 1957, when the California Legislature approved the establishment of a 12th State College. Today, the University bears little resemblance to its founding. Located in Orange County, California, just thirty miles south of Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton offers 100-plus undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctorate degrees housed in nine colleges:
    • College of the Arts
    • Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
    • College of Communications
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • University Extended Education

    Non-traditional students can earn degrees or complete credit courses through evening programs and online learning. Cal State Fullerton offers online degrees in addition to multiple certificates and programs, In addition, a variety of online courses are also offered via the College of University Extended Education. Courses are typically asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments, including discussion boards. Cal State Fullerton also offers self-paced coursework through CD-ROMs.


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