Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

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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
  • Bioremediation
  • Stormwater treatment
  • Wetlands management
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Water Resource Management
  • Sediment and Nutrient Transport
  • River Ecohydraulics
  • Landscape Connectivity
  • Hydrology
  • Hydroclimatology


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.



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