Graduate Program

The Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue is launching a graduate program at both the MS and PhD levels.   The first students will enter the program in Fall of 2016.  Questions on the graduate program should be addressed to

Environmental Engineering empowers students to serve people and the planet.  Environmental engineers are responsible for designing drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, improving air quality, fostering sustainable development, and developing sustainable technologies that conserve natural resources. In 2008 the National Academy of Engineering announced 14 “Grand Challenges of Engineering.” Of these 14 Grand Challenges, 6 are explicitly environmental in scope. 

Job prospects are very good for Environmental and Ecological Engineering Students. The United States Department of Labor predicts 22% growth in environmental engineering jobs over the next decade, leading to the creation of more than 22,000 new jobs in the field of environmental engineering by 2020.  In 2010-2011, 35.5% and 5.0% of the environmental engineering workers (25 years and older) have attained Master’s and Doctoral (or professional) degree, respectively.