Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree: Master of Science
Major: Environmental Engineering
Hours: 30

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering will teach you to use science and engineering principles to improve the environment and to clean polluted sites.

In this program, you will learn about water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal and public health issues as well as a knowledge of environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. You'll be able to conduct hazardous-waste management studies to evaluate the significance of the such hazards, advise on treatment and containment and develop regulations to prevent mishaps. You can design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems and be aware of local and worldwide environmental issues such as the effects of acid rain, ozone depletion, water pollution and air pollution from automobile exhausts and industrial sources.

Why Study Environmental Engineering at Lamar?

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at Lamar University emphasizes engineering analysis and design of both technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems while broadly addressing the fundamental science and regulatory aspects of the field. Our courses offer flexibility for working professionals and access to our highly acclaimed engineering faculty as mentors and advisors.

Lamar University's College of Engineering is considered one of the top engineering schools in Texas. With an abundance of industry in the region, our faculty is hard at work conducting research funded by multiple sources from the local, state and federal level. You will have many opportunities to work closely with faculty and industry, opening opportunities after graduation.

Career Paths

Civil and environmental engineers design a safer, cleaner world for all of us. Your career in civil and environmental engineering will allow you to make sure that we all have safe places to live and work. You'll provide us with clean drinking water and ways to live sustainably. With the world’s growing population and our limited natural resources, your work will be extremely important in ensuring sustainable development of our resources.

Primary Careers

Environmental engineer, materials engineer, structural engineer, transportation engineer

Career Areas

  • Geotechnology
  • Materials safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Structural technology
  • Civil infrastructure

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Construction companies
  • Renewable energy suppliers and developers
  • Departments of transportation
  • Infrastructure agencies
  • Research and development laboratories

Meet the Faculty

Nicholas Brake, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor