Graduate School

Environmental Engineering—MS, PhD

This program is also available as an accelerated master's degree.

What you'll work on

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how human systems impact the natural environment and how to engineer systems to protect human health and ecosystems. Sustainability is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Air Quality
  • Subsurface Remediation
  • Surface Water Quality

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Who you'll work with

Our expert faculty have made our graduate program one of the top 50 in the nation. You’ll collaborate with faculty in biological sciences, chemistry, forestry, geological engineering and sciences, chemical and mechanical engineering, and environmental policy to help get the entire picture.

Faculty Spotlight 


Eric Seagren
Professor, Civil and
Environmental Engineering

"Inspired by the challenge of harnessing naturally-occurring microbial processes to solve environmental problems."

Seagren applies environmental microbiology and engineering tools to investigate and solve challenges including biological wastewater treatment, bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments, treatment of urban storm water runoff, and the improvement of the engineering properties of soils.

Where you'll work

Graduate students have access to more than 43,000 square feet of research and teaching labs with state-of-the-art equipment for drinking water and wastewater treatment, organic and inorganic contaminant characterization, air- and water-quality monitoring, and sediment analysis. Lab spaces provide space from small-scale batch studies to large-scale simulations.