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Master's Degree

Master of Science (MS) in Geography and Environmental Engineering

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months1.5 years

About the MS in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program

MSGEE students take classes and conduct research at the intersection of engineering and public health. People with this engineering degree go on to do work or study in the areas of environmental management, climate change, resource management, air and water pollution, and data analysis.

This MS degree is open to students with undergraduate degrees in engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and other scientific disciplines.

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MS in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program Highlights

Customizable

2 concentrations or follow MSE tracks

Multidisciplinary

Take courses in public health, business, and policy

Water & Climate

Use data analytics to address real-world problems

Jensen Fellowship

6 months paid internship

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree in Geography and Environmental Engineering?

Individuals with this degree go on to work as environmental engineers, data scientists, research or teaching professors, or PhD students. Meet some of our graduates.

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Spotlight: Yan He, MS '19

Yan He is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. 

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Spotlight: Siyi Zhou, MSE ‘21

Siyi Zhoe is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University in Houston. She is researching wastewater-based epidemiology for antibiotic-resistant genes. 

Curriculum for the MS in Geography and Environmental Engineering

This program is housed in the Whiting School of Engineering. Students can take classes in both the Whiting School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

You can find many more details in the program's Student Handbook.  Explore the Whiting School of Engineering course offerings and Bloomberg School of Public Health course offerings.  

Curriculum Overview

To view the curriculum for each concentration please see the respective section within the Academic Catalogue

Concentrations

To view the curriculum for each concentration please see the respective section within the Academic Catalogue. 

Environmental Science

This concentration provides a broad yet rigorous background for environmental professionals. Using the department’s areas of interest, study, and research as guides and in consultation with their advisers, MS students can construct a concentration that complements and expands their interests and professional goals.

Environmental Science and Policy

This concentration is similar to Environmental Science but includes economics and systems courses.

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions page.

Standardized Test Scores 

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is required. Applicants can submit a self-reported score, but the official GRE score is required to make the official admission decision.  
  • International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores, or can apply for an English Proficiency Test Waiver.  

Prior Degree 

  • Applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree or the equivalent prior to matriculation.  
  • MS degree is open to applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and other scientific disciplines.  

Tuition and Funding

The Jensen Fellowship

The fellowship provides a full ride for engineers and scientists seeking to attain a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from EHE. This fellowship is open to professionally-oriented master's students. 

 

Which degree is right for you?

The department has a number of degrees to suit your educational and professional goals, background, and experience.

Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MA)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants who do not have a background in science or engineering but want to transition into the field

BOTTOM LINE: Designed to provide credentials for employment or additional education in environmental engineering

GOOD TO KNOW: The degree is completely flexible: you build your program from the ground up based on your educational background and professional goals

MA PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MS)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with a background in engineering, math, or science, but not from an ABET-accredited program

BOTTOM LINE: Prepares students for mid-level jobs in government and industry or additional graduate study

GOOD TO KNOW: Two broad concentrations in environmental science and environmental policy

MS PROGRAM PAGE

Master of Science in Engineering in Geography and Environmental Engineering (MSE)

DURATION: 9 months to 1.5 years, full-time (onsite)

BEST FOR: Applicants with a degree from an ABET-accredited program in engineering or the sciences

BOTTOM LINE: Prepares students for mid-level jobs in government and industry or additional graduate study

GOOD TO KNOW: Four tracks to customize your curriculum according to your interests

MSE PROGRAM PAGE

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Director, Master's Programs
Megan Latshaw, PhD‘05, MHS ‘01
410-502-8948

Deputy Co-Chair, EHE
Harihar Rajaram, PhD
410-516-5421

Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Zoe Petersen, MA
443-927-3372