Create impactful solutions for environmental change

SMU Lyle’s Master’s in Environmental Engineering puts students at the forefront of solving important issues in energy, water and sustainability.

About the Program

Skilled environmental engineers are in high demand to address the world’s most critical environmental challenges impacting air, water, land, and human health. Our research-driven Master’s in Environmental Engineering Program equips students to find innovative solutions for improving the well-being of people and the planet.

In our state-of-the-art teaching facilities, students conduct research in labs dedicated to environmental processes engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, environmental biotechnology, soil and water chemistry, and energy and the environment.

To learn more about the program, contact Program Director John Easton.

The SMU Lyle Difference

  • Research-driven

    State-of-the-art facilities allow students to conduct research in labs dedicated to a variety of environmental focus areas.

  • Broad

    Courses cover a wide range of topics, from air pollution management to urban hydrology and hydraulics.

  • Innovative

    With Lyle Anywhere™ choose the delivery format that works for you – in person, online, or a combination of the two.

  • Impactful

    Students become leaders in construction and engineering design, sustainability, environmental protection, and resource management.

  • Flexible

    Specialize in smart and resilient infrastructure, environmental health and compliance, or global and sustainable development.

  • World-changing

    Environmental engineering impacts six of the 14 National Academy of Engineering grand challenges for our future.

Student Experience



Industry-Leading Faculty


Students experience a curriculum designed by experienced faculty and highly experienced practitioners, and sync sessions for online students offer the chance to gain valuable face time with professors.

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24/7 Resource Access


Students can access online resources - such as notes, course schedules from anywhere.

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Diverse Coursework


Our coursework includes engaging lectures, group discussions, a wide variety of project-based learning opportunities, and more - accessible anytime, anywhere. 




Flexible Learning


Tailor your experience with our Lyle Anywhere™ flexible learning platform, providing a mixture of in-person or synchronous online classes.


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Jobs I Can Land


Potential roles include:

  • Senior Environmental Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Engineering/ Project Manager
  • Wastewater/ Process Engineer
  • Energy/ Sustainability Engineer




Environmental Engineering Research

Our research opportunities include:

  • Treatment and supply of drinking water
  • Biogeochemical redox processes
  • Mathematical modeling of fate and transport processes in the subsurface
  • Modeling microbial kinetics
  • Reactive solute transport in heterogeneous media
  • Quantitative geochemistry
  • Pollution prevention
  • Industrial waste treatment

Admissions Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements: a B.S. in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering discipline.


Tuition and Fees

For a complete graduate cost per semester click here.


Application Deadlines

The next start date is August 2024. The priority date for applications is May 15.