Application Deadlines

Deadline for consideration for Assistantships

Fall Semester: February 1

Spring Semester: August 1

Application deadline for Domestic students:

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: March 15

Application deadline for International students:

Fall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: September 15

Summer Semester: January 15

Required Tests

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for entry into the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program. These scores must be received directly from ETS. To have scores sent to Montana State University, use code 4488. applicants should take the GRE exam no less than 4 months prior to their anticipated admission date.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal.


The Environmental Engineering program is an integrated effort of the Departments of Civil and Chemical and Biological Engineering. The vision of the program is to educate students who will develop solutions to environmental and industrial needs for physical/chemical/ biological treatment, environmental restoration, and waste management using a cross-disciplinary approach.

The degree of Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is awarded through either the Civil or Chemical and Biological Engineering departments, depending on the student’s background, academic program and research work. Areas of specialty within the program include water quality management, design of water and waste water facilities, and chemical/microbial process analysis and design. Environmental Engineering is also one of the options for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering.