Dec 04, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

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Chairperson: Donald Kendall*

Professors: Rachel G. Adams, John H. Dorsey, Michael E. Manoogian*, Jeremy S. Pal, Joseph C. Reichenberger*, William J. Trott*

Assistant Professors: Sunai Kim*, Joseph Weber*

Clinical Professor: Donald Kendall*

Professor Emeriti: Roger Tim Huag*, Michael E. Mulvihill*

Lecturers: Melodie Grubbs, Dennis Kasper*, Daniel Samaro*

Graduate Program Director: Jeremy S. Pal

* Registered Professional Engineer


Loyola Marymount University's masters' and certificate programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences emphasize a practical understanding of fundamental scientific and engineering principles to sustainably manage and solve 21st century environmental problems in natural and urban systems, with a focus on the Southwestern United States and Southern California. In our Civil Engineering program, students can earn an emphasis in Environmental Engineering centered on the application of biological, chemical, and physical processes for water treatment including recycled water, desalination, and contaminated site remediation; or an emphasis in Water Resources Engineering centered on the sustainable management, theory, and modeling of water conveyance and storage systems. Our Environmental Science program focuses on the sustainable management and protection of the environment from local to global scales. Career enhancing three-course certificates can also be obtained in Sustainability, Water Quality Management, Groundwater Management, and Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Why Study Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at LMU?

  1. Our modern and professionally relevant courses focus on sustainability and are taught by faculty distinguished in both academia and in industry.
  2. Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate both full-time students and working professionals and the programs can be completed in as short as one year.
  3. Students are exposed to a balance of the latest advances and innovations in both practice and applied research.
  4. Our graduates are provided with enhanced career opportunities, shortened paths to management and leadership positions, and increased salaries.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes foster a collaborative community environment and personalized experiences.
  • Our programs benefit from a mix of professional scientists and engineers who are working full time and students who are performing research towards a master's thesis.
  • Students have the flexibility to customize a study plan tailored to meet their professional and academic goals.
  • Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees can earn a Master's in Civil Engineering upon passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and completing the required coursework.
  • Students have the option to earn a Master of Science in either Civil Engineering or Environmental Science by performing a master's thesis with a reduced course load.

Program Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science is to provide opportunities for students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become productive professionals through a rigorous, student-centered curriculum that balances theory and practice, serving the needs of society by emphasizing sustainability and environmental justice and meeting the challenges of an ever-changing, complex world through a dynamic engineering program.

Certificates in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

The Civil Engineering and Environmental Science graduate programs offer

Certificate Program Admission Requirements

All applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science or high degree in any science or engineering discipline (or obtain consent of the program director) and submit the following:

  • A completed application form and $50 application fee;
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended since high school;
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, a one-paragraph professional biography, or a brief letter of intent describing your background, career goals, and interest in the program;
  • Two letters of reference, attesting to your ability to succeed in the graduate program based on previous academic and/or professional performance.

International applicants must submit the items listed above plus the additional items required by LMU Graduate Admission.

Certificate Program Requirements

To obtain a certificate, students must complete the required courses with a 3.0 grade point average ("B") or higher on a four-point scale.



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