Why earn a master's degree in environmental engineering at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 28* | Aug. 1
Sep. 15* | Dec. 1

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The graduate environmental engineering program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to environmental engineering. It includes the mitigation of environmental impacts from gaseous, liquid, and solid-phase emission sources. You'll work closely with industry, businesses and communities to develop new technologies and solve infrastructure-related problems.

You'll complete an environmental engineering design project that positions you for real-world success. UND's interdisciplinary approach prepares you for professional success, life-long learning and to be a contributor to a multicultural, global society. Your advanced-level engineering coursework will prepare you for careers in industry or government.

Region's Only Online Environmental Engineering Master's

UND offers the only online environmental engineering graduate program in the region. UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for engineering. We consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.

M.S. vs. M.Eng. Degree in Environmental Engineering

UND offers both Environmental Engineering Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees. It is recommended you connect with the your advisor before making a final decision. However, in general, a M.Eng. program is more course-based, while the more popular M.S. program includes a thesis or research project/independent study.

Environmental Engineering at UND

  • Learn at UND's Institute for Energy Studies (IES). This multidisciplinary institute is focused on training a generation of energy experts. Our graduates will develop energy technologies that are economically competitive, reliable, sustainable and politically and environmentally acceptable.

  • Faculty relationships with a wide variety of industries, municipalities, consulting firms, government agencies and research-funding organizations provide opportunities for your own research and collaboration.

  • Participate in research at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), which works with state, federal and industry clients to solve energy and environmental needs.

  • Gain access to on-campus laboratory facilities including the multi-disciplinary Environmental Analytical Research Laboratory (Leonard Hall), Civil Engineering Environmental and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Chemical Engineering Laboratories.

  • Work in EPA-certified laboratories.

  • UND's Environmental Engineering program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online graduate engineering program.

Environmental Engineer Careers 


2019 median salary for an environmental engineer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth rate for environmental engineers to 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Environmental engineers play a key role in protecting air, water and soil quality and providing solutions to remediate impacts from emissions sources. Environmental engineering graduates can expect to find jobs in several fields, including:

  • Recycling
  • Waste disposal
  • Water and air pollution control
  • Pipeline operations
  • Data science
  • Consulting

Top Job Titles for Environmental Engineers

UND graduates have gone one to hold positions of:

  • Director of Engineering
  • Director of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Water and Wastewater Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer/Planner
  • Research and Development Manager

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