Environmental Engineering (Graduate)

Plan, design and help construct the built environment with a focus on the sustainable use of soil and water resources and protecting the natural environment.

Environmental Engineering – Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Candidates in the Environmental Engineering graduate program at Montana State are intended to address the demand for classically trained engineers with focus on environmental, municipal and industrial processes and strengths in water chemistry, fluid mechanics and hydraulics. Students learn to work with the environment, not against it, preserving and protecting resources while providing for the structural needs of society.

By earning a Masters of Engineering degree, candidates advance their knowledge in the environmental engineering field alongside award-winning faculty who are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise.




A Montana State University student has won a prestigious fellowship from the National Science Foundation that will fuel her ongoing research in resilient and sustainable city infrastructure.





Transform the Community
Local ski hill Bridger Bowl boasts an artificial wetland system designed by Montana State engineers to treat the resort’s wastewater.


University of the Yellowstone™
An interdisciplinary team of Montana State engineers and ecologists is working to improve successful fish passage on the Yellowstone River.


WICHE Partnered Program
This graduate program honors the WICHE partnership for students from 15 western states. If you’re a resident of a WICHE state, you qualify for tuition significantly less than standard non-resident tuition. Learn more.

* M.Eng Progam Only




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Civil Engineering department and Graduate School offer includes:

Additionally, most of our incoming graduate students are funded with teaching assistantships for at least their first year. During that period, they connect with faculty and typically receive research assistantships for the remainder of their graduate studies. Applicants must be admitted before being considered for funding.


Research in the Engineering department is interdisciplinary in nature but works heavily with the following research entities:

  • Structures, Reinforced Concrete, Alternative Materials
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources, Constructed Wetlands, Ecohydraulics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Snow Science and Cold Research




Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Environmental Engineering program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Environmental Engineering program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.