Program Overview

Look into one of the few online Masters degree in Environmental Engineering that focuses on water resources and waste and water remediation! The WPI program is designed for both engineers and scientists who want to either establish or further their careers in the environmental field. The WPI program specializes in specific aspects of environmental engineering: quality and quantity of water supplies - design of water and wastewater treatment systems - contaminant transport, transformation and modeling - waste remediation systems - Topics covered include: hydraulics and hydrology; physical, chemical and biological treatment systems for water, wastewater, hazardous waste and industrial waste; contaminant transport, transformation and modeling; and water quality. Flexibility Is Key --- You can complete your degree full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. All courses are developed and taught by the same faculty with online students getting the exact same courses as full time graduate students. Faculty have backgrounds as engineers with their PEs and their Ph.D.s. They consult, teach, and serve on boards of various environmental associations. To qualify for the program, you must have twelve courses in Mathematics & Science including calculus, differential equations, physics, chemistry, and fluid mechanics. Taking Courses Before Admission. Take up to four courses while applying for admission. Contact us for more information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    Situated on an 80 acre campus in the historic town of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of a small group of Polytechnic universities in the country, dedicated to educating students in the fields of engineering, science management and humanities. Founded in 1865, shortly after the end of the civil war, WPI was founded at a time when America was approaching a period of industrial and technological growth. WPI’s founders desired to develop a university that could develop a new class of engineering, scientific and entrepreneurial professionals.

    WPI offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the following schools:

    • School of Arts & Sciences
    • Foisie School of Business
    • School of Engineering

    Many certificates and master's degrees are available in fully online formats through the department of Online Graduate Programs.


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