The interdisciplinary graduate program in Environmental Engineering in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering maintains and encourages strong interactions with faculty members in other departments, including earth and environmental science, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and economics. Graduate students are admitted from diverse undergraduate backgrounds, thus enriching the cross-disciplinary spirit of the program.
The graduate program is flexible, accommodating full- and part-time students from a variety of fields, and offers a master's degree with or without a thesis, in addition to a Ph.D.
Graduate students conduct research with professors — and with industry collaborators — from many disciplines and across universities and national labs. The research thrusts of the Environmental Engineering program are directed toward creating new knowledge and finding new technologies to address environmental problems facing society.
Funding for research projects is provided by federal agencies, the state of Pennsylvania, non-profit research consortia, and private industries.
Environmental engineering faculty members are currently taking part in several international projects. Graduate students are intimately involved in these projects and often conduct field demonstrations of new technologies.
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
13 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3176
Phone: (610) 758-3530