Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.S.
Areas of Study
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Non-point Source Pollution Control
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Supply

Environmental Engineering

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Bruce Dvorak
  • Department Address
    N104 Scott Engineering Center
    Lincoln NE 68588-6105

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Environmental Engineering in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

Application Deadline

International Applicants and for Financial Consideration
   Fall: February 15   Spring: July 1   Summer: December 1
   Rolling admissions with a deadline of one month before the next term. Contact the department for more information.

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The Departments of Civil Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, and Chemical Engineering jointly administer an interdisciplinary program leading to a Master of Science in environmental engineering. The program is closely coupled to other areas, particularly in the water environment and natural resources areas. Faculty members in the three departments offer a balance of expertise covering the four major areas of environmental engineering, as sanctioned by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. These include: water supply engineering, wastewater engineering, hazardous waste management engineering, and solid waste management engineering. A fifth area of emphasis in diffuse (non-point) and agricultural waste management engineering is also available.

For program admission, a student must have completed an accredited undergraduate degree in engineering. Students with a bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences can be admitted but must complete specified deficiency courses in mathematics and engineering science.

Courses and More

Students in Environmental Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

David Admiraal vCard icon
Environmental and Fluvial Hydraulics; Physics of Sediment Transport
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt vCard icon
Contaminant Fate and Transport; Engineering Properties of Solid Waste
Soil and Water Chemistry; Environmental Soil Analysis; Organic Chemicals
Mohamed Dahab vCard icon
Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Risk Management
Bruce Dvorak vCard icon
Small System Drinking Water Issues; Applied Pollution Prevention
Hydrologic and Irrigation Engineering; Infiltration; Overland and Vadose Zone Flow
Surface Water Quality Engineering; Surface Water Management
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering; Land Application of Manure; Surface Hydrology and Water Quality
Junke Guo vCard icon
Sediment Transport; Fluid Mechanics; Hydraulics; Watershed Modeling
Variable Rate Irrigation; Deficit Irrigation Strategies; Solute Fate and Transport in Soil and Shallow Squifers
Ionic Equilibrium and Reaction Kinetics; Sustainable Development; Cyanide and Gold Ores Processing
Xu Li vCard icon
Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Microbiology
Yusong Li vCard icon
Fate and Transport of Contaminants; Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology; Groundwater Remediation
Air Pollution; Nonpoint Source Pollution Control; Animal Waste Management
Xenobiotics; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Soil Analysis
John Stansbury vCard icon
Risk Analysis; Hazardous Waste; Water Resources Engineering
Animal Housing Systems; Odor and Gas Emissions; Heat Stress Abatement
Groundwater Engineering and Management; Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment; Odor Management
Tian Zhang vCard icon
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Technologies; Biofilm Processes; Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment

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