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Environmental Engineering (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program 
Program Description

The Accelerated Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering (AMP EnvE) is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in EnvE in a total of 5 years. This program is available only for undergraduate students in 1) chemical engineering, 2) civil engineering, and 3) soil, water and environment science at the U of A.

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 (, the BIO5 Institute (, the Micro/Nan Fabrication Center (, and various facilities associated with the Institute for Energy Solutions (

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.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Chemical and Environmental Engineering -

College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Michelle Wik
Graduate Program Coordinator
Michelle Wik
Director of Graduate Studies
James Farrell
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

How to apply

In early January of the junior year, students submit an online application to the Graduate College, specifying environmental engineering as major subject. The student will also have the opportunity to indicate explicitly that the application is for AMP EnvE. After acceptance to the AMP program, students register during their senior (fourth) year to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. These courses will serve both as electives for the BS degree and as core or elective courses for the MS. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their thesis or project.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered eligible to apply for the AMP EnvE, students must:

        - Be a continuing University of Arizona undergraduate.

        - Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.

        - At the time of application, have completed a minimum of 75 units of undergraduate course work; a minimum of 12 undergraduate units must have been completed in the students major at University of Arizona’s main campus.

Research experience as an undergraduate is not a requirement, but it is desirable.

For further information and updates please review our AMP information at:

Standardized Tests

Required GRE Subject tests: not required but Must have Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and be a University of Arizona continuing student (Junior status)


Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: early January of the junior year

International Applicants:

  • Fall: early January of the junior year
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

After admission into the AMP EnvE program, students must select an advisor who will guide the student’s research or development work towards the completion of a thesis or master’s report. Writing a thesis or a report project is required. CHEE 400 level courses that are convened with 500 level courses can be taken as electives for both the BS and the AMP programs – the 500 version of the course must be taken in this case. Chemical Engineering BS students should take the 400 version of CHEE 420/520 and 477R/577R. These two courses are required for the Chemical Engineering BS program and, therefore, the 500 version will not count towards the AMP. The AMP EnvE can be either thesis or non-thesis and will follow the same requirements of the regular MS program, which can be found in the Chemical & Environmental Engineering (ChEE) graduate students handbook:

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 20 Jul 2017