Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- MS in Environmental Engineering (30-36 cr, Option I or II)
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- Agricultural Waste Management
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Non-point Source Pollution Control
- Solid Waste Management
- Wastewater Treatment
- Water Supply
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Environmental Engineering
After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.
- Entrance exam(s):
- Domestic Applicants: None
- International Applicants: GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, Nebraska's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Environmental Engineering
- International Applicants and for Financial Consideration: February 15 for Fall. July 1 for Spring. December 1 for Summer.
- Otherwise: Rolling admissions with a deadline of one month before the next term. Contact the department for more information.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
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 work with an advisor to choose courses, create a plan of study, and follow the Steps to Degree Completion. See courses in:
- Cost of attendance differs from one student to another. Try our Cost Estimator or see Tuition, Fees, and Funding for details.
Faculty and research
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Environmental and Fluvial Hydraulics; Physics of Sediment Transport
Contaminant Fate and Transport; Engineering Properties of Solid Waste
Soil and Water Chemistry; Environmental Soil Analysis; Organic Chemicals
Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment; Risk Management
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
Sediment Transport; Fluid Mechanics; Hydraulics; Watershed Modeling
Variable Rate Irrigation; Deficit Irrigation Strategies; Solute Fate and Transport in Soil and Shallow Squifers
Environmental Biotechnology; Environmental Microbiology
Fate and Transport of Contaminants; Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology; Groundwater Remediation
Biofuels; Life Cycle Assessment; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Soil Carbon Modeling
Livestock Manure Management; Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
Hydroinformatics; Integrated Hydrology; Water Resources; Hydrometeorological and Climate Forecast
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
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Technologies; Biofilm Processes; Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment