In an increasingly interconnected world, the field of environmental engineering has expanded rapidly to include areas such as water and air pollution, groundwater contamination, solid and hazardous waste management, and industrial waste treatment.
Recognized nationally as a leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven offers an exciting, hands-on, 30-credit master’s degree program in environmental engineering that can be completed on-campus or fully online. Students in the program learn to develop sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems through concentrated study of environmental protection issues, water quality, water purification, wastewater treatment, solid waste management systems, site remediation, and emission control measures. A required research project allows students to explore complex contemporary environmental issues and apply knowledge obtained through integrated classroom and field study in the program.
Some additional highlights of the program include:
Vigorous, professionally-oriented courses enriched with field applications and case studies
Effective instruction in a learning environment that combines small classes and individual attention with state-of-the-art instructional technologies
Convenient scheduling for part-time students who are working professionals
Program focus areas in water resources, water, and wastewater treatment, and industrial and hazardous waste management
World-class faculty with expertise and research in water resources, treatment, and remedial processes for environmental control
Rooted in professional practice, the program draws on in-depth case studies and research to prepare students to solve complex environmental problems.
Students take their pick from an array of research opportunities. Typically, they participate in laboratory or modeling research activities under the close supervision of a faculty advisor. Students may also pursue research independently as part of their research project or through internships in industrial or governmental partners. Such research may culminate in presentations at scientific conferences or in being published in research journals.
Start online or on-campus classes up to six times per year.
30 graduate credits are required for completion.
10 Courses, one of which will be CIVL 6618, CIVL 6620, CIVL 6614 (Research Project)
9 Courses + CIVL 6690 (Research Project)
8 Courses + CIVL 6698 (Thesis I) + CIVL 6699 (Thesis II) (on-campus)
Optional Focus Areas (on-campus)
Industrial and Hazardous Waste
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Courses are offered in the evenings Monday through Thursday from 6–9 p.m. on the main campus. Offered in multiple formats, including on-campus, online, or hybrid (a mix of online and on-campus evening sessions).
Below is an example of the schedule of course offerings over the first year for the on-campus program.
CIVL 6601 CIVL 6603 CIVL 6614 CIVL 6620
CIVL 6602 CIVL 6610 CIVL 6618 CIVL 6623
Below is an example of the schedule of course offerings over the first year for the online program.
15-week (full semester term) format
7.5-week mini-term (MT) format in either MT1 or MT2 session (online)
6.5-week (summer term) format
Time to Completion
The average time to degree completion is 15 months on-campus and 24 months online.
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We offer two types of scholarships/assistantship to our international master’s students.
Dean’s scholarship provides up to 50% tuition assistance during their enrollment.
Provost Assistantship offers 75% tuition assistance and the opportunity to work for an academic department up to 20 hours per week during their enrollment.