Environmental Engineering

Build Your Environment. Engineer Your Future.

Prepare to thrive in leadership roles with an Master of Science in Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Riverside.

The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering Systems (Water) is an advanced exploration of environmental systems with a distinct focus on water resources, covering relevant topics such as water chemistry, separation processes and modern water treatment systems.

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Graduate in as few as 13 months

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No residency requirement

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Choose one of six specializations

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Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates

Why a Master’s in Environmental Engineering?

A Master of Science in Engineering can prove to be incredibly worthwhile for your professional future. Environmental engineers are employed in a wide range of professional arenas, including:

  • Water reclamation
  • Sustainable development
  • Recycling
  • Pollution control and containment








The BLS reports that there are more than 53,000 environmental engineers employed in the U.S. An environmental engineering background can also pave the way for a number of other career paths, including civil engineering. BLS estimates that 32,200 new civil engineering jobs will be added to the workforce between 2016 and 2026 — a growth rate of 11%, above the national average for all occupations.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


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Who Should Choose an Environmental Engineering Master’s Online?

Environmental engineering master’s programs are designed to help you increase your earning potential and advance toward leadership roles. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering provides practical skills and leadership strategies that can help you make fast, significant strides in your career.

The 100% online format gives you the freedom to earn an advanced degree in 13 months while honoring your professional obligations. Your employer may even help you cover some or all of the program costs.

Whether you’re an environmental engineer or an engineer in another discipline looking to shift your career focus, our online engineering program can help you become a cross-functional engineering manager with the ability to lead teams across multiple disciplines.

If you have professional experience in the field or a bachelor’s degree in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we encourage you to find out more about the program.



The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 20 percent of Best Global Universities for Engineering in the nation.

The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.

For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named University of California, Riverside the top 3 in the nation for social mobility, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.

More about UCR’s Environmental Engineering Program

We invite you to learn more about UCR’s Master of Science in Engineering by clicking on one of the links below.








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