The objective of this degree program is to prepare students for professional practice in their major discipline (environmental engineering) and to provide a foundation in the fundamental knowledge of their major. The requirements are the same as those for the M.S. degree, with the following exceptions: At least 18 credit hours must be taken in 500-level courses in the student's chosen program (environmental engineering, food process engineering), and the thesis work should be replaced by six to eight hours of course-work or a project. The student may choose courses in any of the areas of specialization listed for the M.S. programs. Undergraduate courses may sometimes be used to fulfill graduate program requirements in order to overcome deficiencies or to broaden the candidate's background. The limit is 12 credit hours in courses numbered 400-499.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL minimum (if required): 550/213/80 (paper based/ computer based/ internet based)
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
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