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. You’ll work alongside our faculty and other students in a virtual environment. In addition, most courses include projects relevant to real-world practice. So, you will test your knowledge, work with classmates, and apply what you know each step of the way. The degree is designed for working professionals and features a fully supported online learning environment.

Finish in Two Years

Our M.S. in Environmental Engineering is a 30 credit hour, 10-course degree that can be completed in 2 years. This curriculum allows you to earn your master’s degree at a pace that is consistent with your career goals while balancing it with your life demands.

Maximize Your Earning Potential and Skillset

US News & World Report ranks Environmental Engineering as the:

  • #1 Engineering job
  • #11 in Best STEM jobs
  • #34 in 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 greater leadership roles.

The online Master of Environmental Engineering program is based on the University of New Haven’s well-known and respected on-ground program established in the early 70’s.  Online courses are offered in 5 convenient 7.5- or 6-week long terms, during the academic year and the summer, respectively (2 terms in the spring, 1 in the summer, and 2 in the fall) at one course per term allowing students to complete the program in as little as 2 years.

Courses, offered in an asynchronous mode, can be completed fully online.

The program includes ten 3-credit courses in various areas of environmental and water resources engineering, and in environmental law.  Students are also required to complete a research project.  This degree requirement may be fulfilled by completing the 3-credit Research Project course, or by a project completed in a course.

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

The program requires 30 units of graduate credit for the degree.  Courses currently offered fully online include:

Course Code/ Course TitleCourse Code/ Course Title
CIVL 6601 – Physical-Chemical Treatment of Aqueous WastesCIVL 6614 – Surface Water Quality Management
CIVL 6602 – Biological Treatment of Aqueous WastesCIVL 6618 – Hazardous Waste Treatment
CIVL 6603 – Containment Fate and Transport in the EnvironmentCIVL 6623 – Open Channel Hydraulics
CIVL 6605 – Solid Waste ManagementCIVL 6661 – Air Pollution Fundamentals
CIVL 6606 – Environmental Law and LegislationCIVL 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.

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Course Catalog