Graduate studies in Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University emphasize the understanding of fundamental scientific and engineering principles to manage and solve environmental problems in natural and engineering systems. The instructional program is designed to develop strong analytical, design, and management capabilities in the application of biological, chemical and physical processes. Students are prepared for careers in consulting and design, environmental monitoring and management, or teaching and research. Research focuses on hazardous substances, environmental microbiology, fundamentals of transport processes in the environment, environmental chemistry, and groundwater and surface water resources.

The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering offers Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (Coursework Only), (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Environmental Engineering. The program is tailored to individual student needs and professional goals. A diversity of faculty interests, broadened and reinforced by cooperation between CBEE and other engineering departments and research centers on campus, makes tailored individual programs possible.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

Contact department for minimum scores

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 92
  • TOEFL Paper: 0
  • IELTS: 0

Additional Requirements
  • Additional supplemental information is requested.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
January 01
Funding Deadline
January 01

Available Concentrations ?

  • air pollution control
  • groundwater remediation
  • industrial and hazardous wastes management
  • solid wastes
  • sustainability within the built environment
  • water and wastewater treatment

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.