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Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering uses the principles of engineering, chemistry, biology and physics to address a wide variety of environmental problems from safe drinking water supplies to climate change.

Why Choose Environmental Engineering?

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With aging environmental infrastructure and increased demands on energy, water and agricultural resources, the field of environmental engineering is poised for long-term growth. 

Alumni of this program have accepted jobs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), and in the private sector at Con Edison, and AECOM Consulting. Graduates have also pursued their Ph.Ds at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and other top-tier research institutions. 

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*Salary estimate for Enviornmental Engineers provided by the The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Without this degree I could have never advanced in/ been hired as an environmental engineer. This degree taught me all the basics of water and wastewater treatment design which helped me get hired. With that strong foundation I have been able to advance my knowledge at my job.

Sarah Sansone ’19 (M.S.) , Assistant Engineer II at Hazen and Sawyer

Customize Your Curriculum

Select a specific area of specialty, allowing you to focus on the topic you’re most interested in, while also exploring various disciplines within environmental engineering.

3-Course Focus Area:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Treatment Process Engineering
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Construction Management
  • Water Resources

Combined, 5-Course Focus Area:

  • Environmental Engineering and Project Management

Find Learning That Matches Your Lifestyle

It can be tough to manage your career, family, and tackle your master’s degree, so we offer flexible scheduling and a blended online/in-person modality:

  • Environmental Engineering M.S., in either a fully online format or in-person
  • Environmental Engineering M.E., in either a blended online & in-person format or in-person. Note: there is at least one in-person course required for this degree program.
  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    Few of us obtain an advanced degree without a little help from trusted peers and faculty. Manhattan College’s spirited, inclusive community reflects our fundamental values, but the typical Jasper is also just plain great to be around. Many graduates list close, enduring friendships as one of the things they prize about their Manhattan College experience.

Build Valuable Skills 

When you graduate with your M.S. in environmental engineering, you will be well-equipped to enter the job market. Be prepared to learn these skills:

  • Environmental data analysis and interpretation
  • Treatment process design
  • Water quality modeling
  • Technical writing, and much more

Jobs titles include:

  • Water Resources Engineer
  • Water/Wastewater Engineer
  • Remediation Engineer, and many others

Discover Professional Opportunities 

Our graduate internship program allows students to work for a local engineering firm for three days a week and take classes at Manhattan College for two days a week. These internships are paid for by the engineering firm and include either a tuition scholarship or tuition discount. The internships typically last 16-18 months, corresponding to three academic semesters or the length of time required for most students to earn their master’s degree.

In addition, we offer fellowships, research assistantships, consulting projects, and degree-related clubs like the New York Water Environmental Association that connect you with your engineering peers and opportunities for employment.  

Past sponsors of the graduate internship program include:

  • CDM Smith
  • CH2M Hill
  • Con Edison
  • Dvirka & Bartilucci
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Gannett Fleming
  • Hazen and Sawyer
  • HDR
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College or from a recognized foreign institution and should hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or science.

    The undergraduate degree should be in the same discipline in which the applicant is seeking a master's degree. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in another engineering or STEM discipline may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission.

    Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors are considered.

  • Program Requirements

    To earn your M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College you are required to complete:

    • 30 Minimum Credit Hours
    • Required Courses: Surface Water Quality Modeling, Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, and Environmental Chemistry
    • Optional 3-credit independent study or a 6-credit thesis
    •  Duration is generally 18-24 months.

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  • Meet Our Faculty

    faculty member teaching graduate level Environmental Engineering class

    This environmental engineering master's program is nationally recognized for producing highly effective environmental engineers, in no small part due to the caliber of its faculty. 

    Faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department  are experts in the field, and have partnered with students on important research being conducted in New York City and state. Recently, students have contributed to research funded by the Water Research Foundation (WRF), the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).