Your neighbor might complain about the increasingly poor soil quality of her garden, while another laments the number of landfills we now need. Environmental engineers respond by developing new ways to filter the pollutants degrading the soil and by improving recycling methods that slow our use of landfills. They protect and enhance our way of life, while ensuring our actions are Earth-friendly.
Join their ranks by taking part in our MS program in Environmental Engineering. We’ll train you to design water distribution and solid waste management systems, as well as provide you the background you need in environmental chemistry and microbiology.
We believe strongly in laying a strong foundation in underlying principles and methods, but our program is practice-oriented. Courses are a blend of presentations, project exercises, and practical problem solutions, and you’ll participate actively in multidisciplinary teams. It’s an approach we believe best prepares you for immediate entry into today’s workforce or advanced graduate studies.
Goals and Objectives
Our goals for this program are to help you:
- Fundamentally comprehend the science and engineering of natural and man-made environmental systems;
- Functionally design air, water, and waste treatment systems and components;
- Control and operate environmental facilities; and
- Understand the modeling and simulation of environmental systems.
You should hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in environmental or civil engineering or equivalent from an accredited institution. Students with related backgrounds may be accepted but should, as a minimum, have 1 year of chemistry and physics and basic courses in calculus and differential equations. Such students may be asked to take up to 15 credits of undergraduate courses to complete their preparation.
You must also show evidence of quantitative analytic ability, generally including a minimum of 2 years of college mathematics and a college-level course in statistics.