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Experience the Environmental Engineering Program

Hands-on Application

Environmental engineering master’s students take their pick from an array of research opportunities. Typically, they participate in laboratory or modeling research activities under the close supervision of a faculty advisor. Or, they can pursue research independently as part of their research project or through internships in industrial or governmental partners. Such research may culminate in presentations at scientific conferences or in being published in research journals. 

Admission Policy

Candidates for admission to the master's degree program in environmental engineering are expected to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate major coursework and hold a baccalaureate degree in civil or environmental engineering. Applications from candidates with an equivalent engineering degree in an area of study outside of civil/ environmental engineering with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 will be considered.  However, such students may be required to complete certain undergraduate civil/environmental engineering courses as a condition of acceptance.  International applicants are urged to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for admission. GRE scores are required for International applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships. The GRE is optional for graduates of regionally accredited United States colleges and universities.

A potential candidate who does not meet the admission criteria may, in consultation with and with the approval of the department chairperson, pursue a program of study which may include a sequence of undergraduate courses to satisfy deficiencies.  Only after the completion of such a program of study will the student be considered for admission to the graduate program in environmental engineering.

Sample Courses
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Open Channel Hydraulics
Air Pollution Fundamenta Physical-Chemical Treatment of Aqueous Wastes
Biological Treatment of Aqueous Wastes Pollution Prevention Management Technologies
Contaminant Fate and Transport in the Environment Solid Waste Management
Environmental Law and Legislation Surface Water Quality Management
Groundwater Hydrology Wastewater Residuals Management
Hazardous Waste Treatment  


Sample Employers
BP Oil Corporation  Northeast Utilities
CDM Smith Olin Corporation
Chemtura Corporation South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
Connecticut DEP Unilever
Connecticut Department of Transportation United States Navy
GeoDesign, Inc. United States Surgical Corporation
New Jersey DEP United Technologies Corporation