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

Offered By: Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (Whiting school of engineering)

Onsite | Full-Time | 9 months1.5 years

About the MSE in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program

MSE students take classes and conduct research at the intersection of engineering and public health. People with this engineering degree go on to work in the engineering industry and study the areas of climate change, resource management, air and water pollution, data analysis, and environmental policy. This MSE degree is open to students with ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering degrees, or the demonstrated equivalent.

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MSE in Geography and Environmental Engineering Program Highlights

Customizable

Design your own curriculum

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 one of our graduates.

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Marcos Pascual, MSE '21
Marcos Pascual earned his MSE in Environmental Engineering in 2021. Marcos is working as a civil engineer for a company in Denver. 
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Concentrations

CONTAMINANT FATE AND TRANSPORT

Emphasizes understanding the physical, chemical, and biological phenomena that affect the movement and transformation of pollutants in the environment.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS ENGINEERING

Involves the analysis and design of processes of water treatment, waste treatment, and environmental remediation, and includes a solid grounding in the chemical, biological, and physical principles underlying treatment and remediation technologies.

WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

Combines a solid grounding in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology with electives in modeling, water development planning, policy, and contaminant fate and transport.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

Focuses on using models of physical and economic systems to analyze and improve the design of public policies and environmental control systems.

DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND ENGINEERING

Emphasizes innovative computational, statistical, and “big data” tools with applications to environmental problems in air pollution, energy systems, hydrology, and climate change.

Curriculum for the MSE 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

Admissions Requirements

For the most updated 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 from an ABET-accredited program or demonstrated equivalent
  • MSE degree is open to applicants with a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and other scientific disciplines.

Faculty Spotlights

Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Ben, the Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management, uses systems analysis and economics to improve electric utility planning, operations, and policy, as well as management of environmental and water resources systems.

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Assistant Professor

Scot Miller combines satellite data and statistics to understand greenhouse gas emissions across the globe.

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Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Carsten's research focuses on the occurrence and fate of organic contaminants in the urban water cycle and their impact on environmental and human health.

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Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Sarah studies the microorganisms and environmental drivers of impairments to inland and coastal water bodies such as oxygen depletion and algal blooms.

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. Learn more about the Jensen Fellowship.

Which degree is right for you?

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

QUIZ: WHICH DEGREE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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