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Plan for a better future in environmental engineering

Advance your career in engineering with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from UCF. The program is designed for students with a background in science, math or engineering, and applicants should be knowledgeable in topics such as chemistry, process design, water resources and air pollution.

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering focuses on pollution control, pollution prevention and the correction of pollution effects on natural and man-made environments. The program is noted for its strong faculty research interests, which include drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, atmospheric pollution control and modeling, community noise abatement and stormwater management. With this degree, you can prepare to work in industry, higher education, government agencies or with consulting firms.

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  • UCF is consistently ranked among the top schools for environmental engineering graduate education by U.S. News and World Report.
  • UCF is ranked the among the top five U.S. transportation science and technology programs, and is consistently ranked among the top civil engineering programs, by ShanghaiRanking.
  • The program can be completed fully online.
  • Thesis and nonthesis options are available.
  • Choose to pursue an M.S.EnvE or an M.S. with a track in environmental engineering science track.


The M.S. in Environmental Engineering requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. There are no additional requirements for admission into the master’s program beyond admission to UCF. 

Both thesis and nonthesis options are available. The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of formal graduate-level course work and six credit hours of thesis. The nonthesis option requires 30 hours of formal course work and completion of a culminating experience. For nonthesis master’s students, the culminating experience is submission of a portfolio that satisfies program requirements. It is strongly suggested that part-time students pursue the nonthesis option.

Visit the UCF Graduate Catalog for more information on the M.S.EnvE degree program and the M.S. degree program, which includes a track in environmental engineering sciences. 



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This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please view the licensure disclosure for the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.


Andrew Randall
Professor and program coordinator