PhD in Environmental Engineering
At the graduate level, separate degrees are offered in environmental engineering and related interdisciplinary areas. Graduate study in the environmental area prepares students with undergraduate background in science and engineering to deal with current and emerging environmental problems. Heavy emphasis is placed on understanding the behavior of environmental contaminants of industrial origin. This includes focusing on the treatment technologies and processes that affect the fate, effects, and movement of contaminants in the environment and on understanding the theory and design of water and wastewater treatment processes. In addition to the MS and PhD in environmental engineering, students can also enter the joint environmental engineering/environmental toxicology program.