Sample curriculum: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and M.A. in Earth & Planetary Sciences


Graduate students enrolled in the DoGEE Ph.D. program can apply to receive M.A. in EPS after fulfilling the EPS requirements for Masters of Arts. The student must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of 10 courses (or 30 credits) with special emphasis in geophysical and environmental fluid mechanics.


For example, a student focusing on atmospheres might take:


270.601           Fluids Seminar (Haine)

270.646           Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets (Olson/Waugh)

270.653           Fluid Dynamics of the Earth and Planets II (Haine/Waugh)

270.6xx            Master's term paper (Staff)

270.623           Planetary Atmospheres (Strobel)

270.661           Planetary Fluid Dynamics (Strobel)

270.614           Atmospheric and Oceanic Vortices (Waugh)


Other possibilities include tracks specializing in Oceans, Fluid Dynamics of Earth's Interior, or Groundwater. They would replace the final 3 classes in the list above with other relevant classes. Depending on studentís background, up to two undergraduate courses in EPS  (300 level or above) can be acceptable.


570.432           Sediment Transport and River Mechanics (Wilcox)

530.621           Fluid dynamics I (Knio/Meneveau)

570.675           Micrometeorology and Atmospheric Boundary Layer  (Parlange)



With these (or equivalent set) courses the student can petition the EPS Department for award of a M.A. degree.


Completion of Ph.D. thesis in DoGEE requires additional courses according to DoGEE rules.