The Environmental Engineering Program is one of the top ranked graduate engineering programs at UA, and highly ranked nationally. The program has long-standing strengths in water and wastewater treatment science and technology as well as technology transfer, hazardous waste treatment, development of environmentally-friendly technologies for industry, and atmospheric research. Owing to the multidisciplinary strengths of Environmental Engineering, students participate in research collaborations with numerous other programs such as Chemical Engineering, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Civil Engineering, Mining and Geological Engineering, and Soil, Water and Environmental Science.
This department’s environmental research contributes to the UA being one of the top ranked world programs in environmental science research.
Departmental research takes advantage of state-of-the-art facilities such as the Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center (http://west.arizona.edu/), the BIO5 Institute (http://www.bio5.org/), the Micro/Nano Fabrication Center (https://research.arizona.edu/learn-more-micro-nano-fabrication-center), and various facilities associated with the Institute for Energy Solutions (https://energy.arizona.edu/).
Students in this program have a good track record of receiving financial aid from both university and federal fellowships. Environmental Engineering is a rapidly-growing field with promising job prospects in public and private sectors. Graduates of this program most commonly obtain jobs in industry, government organizations, consulting, and continue on to advanced education to enter academia.
Application information: http://www.che.arizona.edu/graduates-application-information
These items must be sent through the Graduate College online application.
The institution code for the University of Arizona is 4832, which you chose when you register for tests like the TOEFL or GRE. Results are sent electronically to the university, typically within two weeks of the test date. After your application is submitted, our search/match system will attempt daily to match your test scores to your GradApp record. Please make sure the name on your tests matches the name on the application to avoid missing scores. The department code is helpful but not necessary.
English proficiency is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 60 on the revised paper-based (PB) (550 on PBT taken before 2017) or 79 internet-based (iBT); an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of 7 or better, with no subject area score below a 6; a Pearson PTE Academic (PTE) score of 60 or better; or a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) score of level C1 or better. Individual departments may require a higher score and have minimum score requirements by test module.
Required test(s): TOEFL, iBT or IELTS and GRE
Minimum GRE Verbal: no minimum
Minimum GRE Quantitative: no minimum
Minumum GRE Written: no minimum
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1001 - CHE
Research and Teaching Assistantships
All MS Students
We offer a thesis- and a non-thesis MS track. Both degree tracks require 30 units of graduate level coursework. All Environmental Engineering MS students are required to take the following courses at the UA or an approved equivalent elsewhere:
CHEE 500R, Water Chemistry for Engineers, CHEE 500L Environmental Engineering Laboratory, CHEE 574, Environmental Transport Processes, CHEE 576A, Water Treatment System Design, CHEE 576B, Wastewater Treatment System Design, CHEE 577R, Microbiology for Engineers, CHEE 676, Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment.
Thesis MS Students
The thesis MS track requires 30 units of graduate level coursework. In addition to the required courses listed above, all students undertaking the Master’s thesis track must complete the following:
CHEE 910, Thesis (4 units), CHEE 696A, Seminar (1 unit), Approved Electives (6 units)
The non-thesis MS track requires 30 units of coursework. In addition to the required courses listed above, all students undertaking the Master’s non-thesis track must complete the following courses:
CHEE 909, Masters Report (4 units), CHEE 696A, Seminar (1 unit), Approved Electives (6 units)