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Ms Essay

East Baltimore
2nd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Variable Credit
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Katie Phipps

Students work with their adviser to formulate, research, finalize, and gain approval of their master’s essay, which is based on a required Independent Professional Project (IPP). Students write the essay as a professional report summarizing the findings of the IPP. This represents a substantive application of professional technical skills through the process of collecting and summarizing data and reviewing appropriate literature.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Augment their training by pursuing an independent project within their particular area of interest or specialized competency
  2. Prepare a professional report on their findings
  3. Present in an oral seminar setting
Methods of Assessment:

Credit will be awarded at the successful completion of each of the 3 milestones (see course description). The essay must be read and approved by three faculty members.

Enrollment Restriction:

MS students in EHE

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

The student’s adviser serves as course instructor. Successful completion of the MS essay is required for graduation from the program.