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


Connecticut Department of Transportation

United States Navy

GeoDesign, Inc.

United States Surgical Corporation

New Jersey DEP

 United Technologies Corporation