Environmental Engineering—MS

It's easy to say we should preserve the environment and make the best use of our resources, but before anything else, we have to understand the processes going on around us. Here at Tech, we find the answers to today’s problems—preparing us to solve tomorrow’s problems. That’s how you get a better environment for everyone. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

With our master's program in environmental engineering 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.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS

Environmental Engineering Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the environmental engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Environmental Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about environmental engineering at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:

Watch Kiran Udayakumar, Environmental Engineering Master's Graduate video
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Kiran Udayakumar, Environmental Engineering Master's Graduate

Watch Engineers Monitor the Great Lakes video
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Engineers Monitor the Great Lakes


Graduate Director

Qingli Dai

Graduate Assistant

Angela Keranen


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your environmental engineering MS. Sample areas include:

  • Air Quality
  • Subsurface Remediation
  • Surface Water Quality
  • Water Resources

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Our expert faculty have made our graduate program one of the best in the nation. You may collaborate with faculty in biological sciences, chemistry, forestry, math, physics, material science, geological engineering and sciences, chemical and mechanical engineering, and environmental policy to help get the entire picture.

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. Your research may take you from Florida to Alaska, from Central America to Greenland.

Faculty Spotlight

Eric Seagren

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.

Program Faculty