Environmental and Sustainability Engineering

The Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Engineering aims to advance environmental engineering and sustainability to enhance human well-being through the development, application, and dissemination of relevant knowledge.

The curriculum is arranged into four themes: 

  1. Systems & Resources
  2. Treatment & Sensing Technologies
  3. Bio-chemical-physical Processes
  4. Environmental Exposure and Risk
  • Systems & Resources – topics within this area vary in scale and include: modeling of groundwater, surfacewater, and air systems; engineered systems such as drinking water distributions systems; and interactions between the environment and urban systems (e.g. stormwater management).
  • Treatment & Sensing Technologies – topics within this area focus on the mitigation and quantification of pollutants loads to the environment, including humans, within all media (air, water, soils).
  • Bio-chemical-physical Processes – topics within this area focus on fundamental process that control the fate and transport of pollutants, including remediation techniques.
  • Environmental Exposure and Risk – topics within this area focus on identifying, quantifying and reducing risk.

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

The M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Engineering will admit students with bachelor's degrees or the equivalent in engineering and other qualified science programs if there is a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative analysis. The degree program is suitable for new or recent graduates, as well as experienced professionals. Students will be required to have significant mathematics-based science capabilities. As noted above, field/professional experience will be viewed positively in the application review process.

Minimum GPA of 3.0 for regular admission. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.