Financial Support

For Full-time M.S. and M.E. Environmental Engineering Students

There are four possible types of financial support for students accepted in the Environmental Engineering graduate program as full-time students. They include:

Graduate Internships

This support involves approximately 24 hours/week paid internship at the sponsoring firm/company and tuition support. The internship will last 3–4 semesters depending on course work requirements and any needed prerequisites. These internships are sponsored by environmental engineering consulting firms and private companies in the New York City metropolitan area. Upon successful completion of the internship the sponsoring company may require continued employment for a period equal to the length of your internship. All post-internship employment negotiations will be the responsibility of the sponsoring firm and graduating Intern. Up to six graduate internships will be available this coming academic year.

Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships involve full-tuition scholarship and a monthly stipend for 18–24 months.  Students receiving fellowships are required to work on faculty research for 24 hours/week during school session, and 35 hours per week during winter intersession and summer. The Environmental Engineering program at Manhattan College currently has three endowed graduate fellowships available, including:

  • The Donald J. O’Connor Fellowship
  • The Robert V. Thomann Fellowship
  • The Leonard Eder Fellowship

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

GRAs involve full-tuition scholarship and a monthly stipend for 18–24 months. Students receiving GRAs will work on a dedicated research project with specific faculty members(s). GRAs are required to work 24 hours/week during school session, and 35 hours/week during winter intersession and summer. The number of available GRA positions will depend on research funding in the department and will varies each year.

Graduate Laboratory Assistants (GLAs)

The Environmental Engineering program has two GLA positions. The GLA positions include full-tuition scholarship and 10-months of stipend. GLA’s assist faculty with conducting undergraduate and graduate laboratory experiments and help to support the Civil and Environmental Engineering department outreach and marketing activities.

Qualification and Application for Support

In order to qualify for these different types of support, you first must be accepted into the program as a matriculated full-time student. Please see the graduate application and instructions for applying to the graduate program.

To apply for these different types of support you must also supply the following:

  • A Completed Graduate Support Application. Download the application now
  • A resume with at least two references.
  • A 300-word essay describing your interest in a career in environmental engineering. 

Email your support application, resume and essay in a single email to the Graduate Program Director Your application for the graduate program should be sent to the Admissions office as indicated on the application. 

All questions may be directed to the Program Director Robert Sharp, Ph.D. at

For Part-Time M.S. and M.E. Environmental Engineering Students

Most engineering firms and companies provide some form of tuition reimbursement for full-time employees pursing graduate degrees full-time. Please contact your company’s HR department to inquire about tuition reimbursement programs. 

For those part-time students who work for government agencies, non-profit organizations or other employers who do not offer tuition re-imbursement, a limited amount of scholarship support is available on a need and merit basis. To inquire about the availability of scholarship support for matriculated students who are pursuing their degree part-time please contact the program director at