Doctoral students in environmental and water resources engineering pursue coursework and research in a wide variety of areas, which include:
- Air quality
- Water quality
- Water treatment
- Wastewater treatment
- Solid and hazardous waste
- Stormwater treatment
- Wetlands management
- Environmental Fluid Mechanics
- Water Resource Management
- Sediment and Nutrient Transport
- River Ecohydraulics
- Landscape Connectivity
Students may start their graduate studies in the fall, spring or summer semester. A bachelor’s degree in a field of engineering is required for admission to the PhD degree program in environmental and water resources engineering.
Exceptionally well-qualified baccalaureate degree holders may be accepted directly into the fast-track PhD degree program without prior completion of a master’s degree. Students in the fast-track PhD program are not required to write a master’s thesis or complete the MS degree en route to the PhD.