Create impactful solutions for environmental change

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

10 Courses

With Industry-Leading Faculty

July 15

Application Deadline for Fall


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30 Credit Hours

To Complete Your Master's

Environmental Engineering

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About the Program

Computer and Electrical Engineering Students

Skilled environmental engineers are in high demand to address the world’s most critical environmental challenges. Our research-driven M.S. in Environmental Engineering 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 Dr. John Easton.

The following specialties are optional; you may choose one

Smart and Resilient Infrastructure

Female CE student April 2023

Environmental Health and Compliance

Jessie Zarazaga and students in the Hunt Institute

Global and Sustainable Development

Civil and Environmental Engineering Leadership

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.

  • Impactful

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

  • Hands-On

    Involves project-based learning and implementing sustainable solutions in urban and rural environments.


“The faculty and fellow students in the environmental engineering department created a welcoming, fun, and supportive environment to learn in while exploring different aspects of the field and preparing for the workforce. I am grateful for my time here and I wouldn’t trade my experience for the world.”


Civil Engineering Event Spring 2023

Jobs You Can Land

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


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.




  • Treatment and supply of drinking water
  • Biogeochemical redox processes
  • Modeling microbial kinetics
  • Reactive solute transport in heterogeneous media
  • Quantitative geochemistry
  • Industrial waste treatment



Flexible Learning


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

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 deadline for applications is July 15.

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