Save the planet. Start in this one-of-a-kind program that combines chemical, civil and geological engineering.
The planet's population is growing. So are our demands for food, energy and other resources. Environmental engineers play a critical role in ensuring we can satisfy those demands sustainably. You'll learn how to protect and clean our air, water and soil, focusing on energy- and industrial-generated sources.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 18 months
- Credit hours:
Why earn a master's in Environmental Engineering?
Best Environmental Engineering Schools
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 have relationships with a variety of industries, municipalities, consulting firms, government agencies and research-funding organizations. You'll have opportunities for your own research and collaboration.
Participate in research at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center. The EERC works with state, federal and industry clients to solve energy and environmental needs.
Study at a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution ranked #151 by the NSF. Students are an integral part of UND research.
Enhance your professional skills at 60+ free workshops offered through the UND School of Graduate Studies. Our goal is to provide you with the workforce skills and job search strategies to succeed.
Complete an environmental engineering design project that positions you for real-world success.
What can I do with a master's in Environmental Engineering?
Master's in Environmental Engineering Courses
Region's Only Online Master's in Environmental Engineering
Graduates holding a master's degree in Environmental Engineering are trained to explore diverse roles in water and wastewater treatments, recycling, waste disposal, water and air pollution control, pipeline operations, data science and consulting. Previous UND graduates have secured positions such as director of engineering, director of environmental health and safety, water and wastewater engineer, environmental engineer/planner and research and development manager. These professionals contribute to addressing challenges in critical areas such as water delivery, waste treatment, flood and drought mitigation, as well as pollution prevention and remediation.
The average duration of the Environmental Engineering graduate program at UND is 1.5 to 2 years, depending on credit load.
To earn a master's degree in Environmental Engineering at the UND, students must meet general requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies and specific requirements set by the Environmental Engineering Program. This includes completing a minimum of 30 credits of coursework, with at least half at or above the 500-level.
Of course—the online degree is equivalent to the on-campus degree. Regardless of the customization of your online experience, you receive the same high-quality education as on-campus students. All online programs, including environmental engineering, are fully accredited, ensuring that your transcript and diploma are identical to those of on-campus students.
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Helping you fulfill your aspirations is our highest priority. We'll work with you to design a custom educational plan that meets your goals.