Environmental Engineering

University of Houston

12 months
937 USD/credit
937 USD/credit
428 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Engineering Program of the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary graduate engineering program within the Cullen College of Engineering, administratively housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 


The Environmental Engineering Program at University of Houston and its faculty are internationally known for their research and teaching in water, wastewater, microbiology, bioremediation, soil and hazardous waste treatment and modeling, and airborne particulates.

Learning outcomes

The Environmental Engineering program offers the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.), with thesis and non-thesis options.

Courses are scheduled to accommodate both part-time and full-time students; 24-30 hours of required course work can usually be completed in one calendar year of full-time or three years of part-time study. Full time thesis students generally can complete the masters of science degree in 2 years of consecutive study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Principles of Environmental Modeling
  • Environment Engineering Microbiology
  • Urban-Regional Planning
  • Storm Water Management
  • Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Evaluation of Water Quality in Natural Waters
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced Planning and Design of Water Resource Systems
  • Physicochemical Treatment Processes
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment Processes
  • Municipal Drinking Water Treatment
  • Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of "B", i.e., 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of course work attempted.
  • Satisfactory scores on the General Aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    937 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 937 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    428 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 428 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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