Master's Degree in Environmental Studies

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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


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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Environmental Studies is a hybrid engineering-environmental science degree. Your coursework will prepare you for a career in environmentally-related engineering disciplines having to do with air and water quality and other environmental systems in industry.

This program differs from the environmental science programs in that it contains a focused engineering component. Compared to the environmental engineering programs, it includes a broader scientific perspective on industry's responsibility to preserve and protect our planet's natural resources as it utilizes them.

Why Study Environmental Studies at Lamar?

Lamar University's small class sizes allow professors to engage with you on a personal basis. We also have a bi-annual career fair to bring local industry and students together for co-op and career opportunities.

Our department will provide you with high quality and accessible education, engage and empower you with skills and knowledge to thrive in your professional career and foster economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.

Career Paths

As an environmental engineer, you'll make sure that we all have safe places to live and work with clean air and water. You'll provide us with the means 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, air and water quality specialist

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