Online Graduate Curriculum in Environmental Engineering

Our online Master’s in Environmental Engineering program is unlike any other program in the industry. Our program is 100% online and on your schedule; however, you’ll have opportunities for collaboration with faculty and other students in a virtual environment. Additionally, most courses include projects relevant to real-world practice, so you will continually test your knowledge, work with classmates, and apply what you know.  

Finish in Two Years 

Our M.S. in Environmental Engineering is a 30-credit hour, 10-course degree with a two-year completion time. This curriculum allows you to earn your master’s degree at a pace consistent with your career goals while balancing it with your life demands. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks Environmental Engineering as the: 

  • #1 Engineering job 
  • #11 in Best STEM jobs 
  • #34 of the top 100 Jobs 

A master’s in Environmental Engineering will strengthen your earning potential, make you a more valuable team member, and create opportunities to move into more significant leadership roles. 

The online Master of Environmental Engineering program is comparable to the University of New Haven’s well-known and respected on-campus program established in the early ’70s. Online courses are taken in five convenient 6-7.5-week long terms at one course per term, allowing students to complete the program in as little as two years without missing a day of work. 

The program includes ten 3-credit courses in environmental and water resources engineering and environmental law. Students must also complete a research project. 

The University of New Haven takes a holistic look at environmental engineering, including topics such as: 

  • Pollution prevention 
  • Hazardous waste treatment 
  • Soil and groundwater remediation 
  • Solid waste 
  • Air pollution 
  • Water pollution and treatment 
  • Wastewater treatment 
  • Open channel flow 
  • Surface water quality 

Courses currently offered entirely online include the following: 

Course Code/ Course Title Course Code/ Course Title
CIVL 6601 – Physical-Chemical Treatment of Aqueous Wastes CIVL 6614 – Surface Water Quality Management
CIVL 6602 – Biological Treatment of Aqueous Wastes CIVL 6618 – Hazardous Waste Treatment
CIVL 6603 – Containment Fate and Transport in the Environment CIVL 6623 – Open Channel Hydraulics
CIVL 6605 – Solid Waste Management CIVL 6661 – Air Pollution Fundamentals
CIVL 6606 – Environmental Law and Legislation CIVL 6690 – Research Project
CIVL 6610 – Pollution Prevention Management Technologies  

To meet the educational requirements to become a licensed environmental engineer one must have an engineering bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.

Before enrolling, students are generally required to have completed undergraduate courses in General Chemistry I and lab, Calculus I, II, III, and Differential Equations.  Applicants with strong academic or professional experience but without the necessary background for enrolling in some of the required courses may be asked to complete additional courses and will be notified at the time of admission.

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