Environmental engineering

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Overview

The environmental engineering graduate program offers strong design and research components, which allows you the flexibility to tailor curricula. Focus areas include engineering analysis and design that incorporates physical, biological and chemical characteristics of natural and engineered environmental systems. A total of 30 credit hours of course work is required to complete this degree.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in environmental engineering

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$36,000.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Potential careers include:

  • Water project manager
  • Senior environmental engineer
  • Environmental health and safety director
  • Green building engineer
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
8.83%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$81,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work includes

  • Environmental law and regulations
  • Soil mechanics
  • Water resources and wastewater engineering
  • Sustainability, population, energy, water and materials

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

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S&T’s distance program allows the ability to work from anywhere in the world.
MS ’20

Faculty spotlight

William Schonberg.

Areas of interest: Spacecraft shielding, effects of aerodynamic and seismic load, hypervelocity impact, MMOD risk assessments, orbital debris impact damage, ballistic limit predictions.

William Schonberg, PhD, PE, F. ASCE, F. ASME, Assoc F. AIAA
Distance Graduate Adviser and Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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