Environmental Engineering BSEnvE/Civil and Environmental Engineering MS(Environmental Engineering)

The completion of a thesis M.S. in Engineering enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their research and supporting coursework that can launch them into a Ph.D. and accelerate their doctoral work or give them a competitive edge and add experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve total earning potential over the length of a career verses a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students will be allowed to apply to the Double Dawg Dual Degree program during the spring semester of their junior year in Engineering.

To be considered for this dual degree pathway, the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary prerequisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (CVLE 4910, ENGR 4910, ENVE 4910 or MCHE 4910) during fall semester of their senior year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
4) Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (senior year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

During their Senior Year:
5) Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program.
6) Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.
7) Student will apply for admission to the Graduate Program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member Mentor


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Requirements must be met for both the B.S. in ENVE and the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The integrity of each individual program is maintained when selecting courses (maximum 12 credit hours) that may be used to satisfy the requirements of both programs.

The graduate courses that will satisfy the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering must be chosen to also satisfy the undergraduate B.S. ENVE program technical elective requirements. Class options can be found here:

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students must choose a total of 10 courses.
a) One course must be selected from the environmental engineering electives.
b) A minimum of one course must be taken from the Infrastructure/Planning/Economics electives.
c) A minimum of three (3) design courses must be selected from the electives list. The design courses are those indicated with a (D).
d) No more than 12 credits may be applied to both the B.S.ENV.E. and M.S.-E degree.

It is recommended that during year four of their curriculum that the student take the 6000 level components of the included 4000/6000 level courses.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in Master’s Thesis Research

Program Advisor

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Environmental Engineering B.S.Env.E.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Crystal West
  • Email: cjw39734@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4170
  • Address: 1261 Driftmier Engineering Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Ann Marie Hormeku
  • Email: ahormeku@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1653
  • Address: 132 Coverdell Center