Graduate School

Environmental Engineering Science—MS

Environmental engineering science students taking samples in a lab.

Fast Facts

  • Graduate students have access to more than 43,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories with new state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Research funding of $4.5 million per year: Engineering News Record ranked the CEE department as one of the top ten (out of 250) in the US based on the percentage of departmental income from research.
  • 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.

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Graduate Programs in Environmental Engineering Science

The MS in Environmental Engineering Science (MSEnES) is designed as a complement to the existing MS degree program in Environmental Engineering (MSEnE). The primary focus of the MS in Environmental Engineering Science is the application of environmental science to environmental engineering. Students admitted to the MSEnE must complete the requirements for a first degree in engineering as part of their MS plan of study if they do not possess a BS in engineering.

Michigan Tech offers a full complement of graduate programs in environmental engineering and environmental engineering science. Sustainability is integrated throughout the whole curriculum so that students naturally address it with every decision that they make.

Graduate students develop a deeper understanding of how engineered systems impact the natural environment. Research areas include air quality engineering, atmospheric sciences,drinking water and wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology and chemistry, groundwater and subsurface remediation, hydrology and water resources, international development, surface water quality, sustainability, and pollution prevention. Research highlights include global and regional atmospheric impacts; photochemical formation of ozone in remote troposphere; environmental organic chemistry and reductive dehalogenation; surface water quality modeling; algal ecology; fate and transport of chemicals in lakes and rivers; biogeochemistry of trace metals; wetlands biological processes; industrial ecology and pollution prevention; and physical and chemical treatment processes.

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