Environmental Engineering

Graduate Degree Offered

  • Master of Science, M.S.

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  • Area of Study
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Applications Checklist
  • Funding and Research Interests

Area of Study

Environmental Engineering
Current research activities encompass physical/chemical/biological wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, drinking water treatment, groundwater and soil remediation, and indoor air pollution control. While the program is tailored to the individual, it provides students with a strong background in fundamental chemical, biological, physical and environmental systems. Research and laboratory work is conducted in the Environmental Research Center (ERC) on the Missouri S&T campus. The ERC has state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct a wide range of environmental analyses. Interdisciplinary environmental research efforts with industry and faculty at other institutions are numerous.

Admissions Requirements

Master's degree admissions requirements:

  • B.S. or B.E. degree in engineering with a GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Thesis-option M.S. applicants only)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • GRE and English Language Requirements

Visit the Funding and Research Interests tab to identify a faculty member with similar research interests.

Application DeadlinesDomestic StudentsInternational Students*
Fall Semester July 15 June 15*
Spring Semester  December 15  November 15*
Summer Semester  May 1   April 1*








* Application deadline for International Students is set one month prior.

 Additional time allows for department paperwork, deliberation, campus routing, etc.

Applications Checklist

Apply at least a semester in advance of your projected admission date!

Please note that the minimum standards of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering may exceed general university requirements. In case of discrepancies, departmental requirements supersede all others.

Required of ALL students:

  • Application for Admission
    Accompanied by non-refundable application fee:
    • Undergraduate (Domestic & International) - $50.00
    • Graduate (Domestic) - $55.00
    • Graduate (International) - $75.00
  • Official GRE Scores from ETS -- (CArEE graduates with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 are not required to take the GRE.)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of Journal and Refereed Conference Papers (must be in English) - optional

International students must also submit:

  • Official TOEFL Scores
  • Financial Statement

Send ALL required documents to:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
106 Parker Hall, 300 W. 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0370

Funding and Research Interests

Students are encouraged to visit the following websites:

Graduate Studies   Student Financial Aid

Most of the financial support available for graduate students is associated with specific research projects and is dependent upon the availability of grants from individual faculty members.

Below is a list of environmental engineering faculty members. Their name links to a faculty profile page that contains their credentials and research interests.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TAs) will be considered, but not guaranteed, after completion of first academic semester on campus.

Faculty members:


Joel Burken
Mark Fitch
Daniel Oerther
Jianmin Wang