Graduate School

Environmental Engineering Science—MS

What you'll work on 

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science offers focused study in the application of environmental science to environmental engineering practice. This program is designed as a pathway to a career in environmental science. The program is part of the D80 Center; a collaboration of 19 programs on campus that are dedicated to assisting the most vulnerable 80 percent of humanity in meeting basic needs like food, water, shelter, sanitation.

Sample Areas of Interest

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

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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.

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.

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.