Master of Science Programs

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

Our Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is designed to train students in advanced aspects of environmental engineering that are not covered in a traditional civil engineering Bachelor of Science curriculum. Students get in-depth training in physical, chemical and biological treatment processes, aquatic chemistry, and modern nature-based design principles. 

The program also seeks to provide students with skills in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling and water quality modeling and monitoring. Emerging areas of environmental engineering such as environmental life cycle assessment, green engineering and engineering with nature also are emphasized. 

Students can round their training by taking computing courses related to optimization and decision making, machine learning, and geographic information systems (GIS). 

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is open to students with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Students with other engineering degrees (e.g., chemical, petroleum and mechanical) also can apply.  Undergraduate leveling work may be required with certain engineering degrees.

Students pursuing this degree are trained to obtain a professional licensure in civil/environmental engineering and practice as design engineers in federal, state, or local agencies and other quasi-government and private industries.

Find info about admission and degree requirements for our Master of Science options:

M.S. in Environmental Engineering M.S. in Environmental Studies

Master of Science in Environmental Studies

Our Master of Science in Environmental Studies is a unique program that exposes students from natural and physical sciences to certain engineering concepts. This program is designed to create interdisciplinary environmental thinkers who can collaborate across disciplines to create unique, nature-inspired and out-of-the-box solutions to pressing environmental problems facing our societies today. 

Students with backgrounds in biology, ecology, natural resources, agriculture, environmental sciences, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and mathematics are well suited to pursue this degree. Both Thesis and Non-thesis options are available. The curriculum requires students to take a mixture of engineering and STEM graduate level courses. 

Students obtaining this degree often find work as environmental scientists, environmental specialists, policy planners and managers in federal, state, or local agencies, non-profits, and private industry.


Earn a Degree that Matches Your Interests

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering lets you personalize your degree path with graduate courses on topics like:

  • Bridge design
  • Water quality and treatment
  • Solid waste management
  • Building and structural design

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Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Thinesh Selvaratnam
Dr. Thinesh Selvaratnam
Graduate Advisor
(409) 880-8712