Program Requirements

About the Graduate Program

Mercer’s M.S. in Environmental Systems program is designed to prepare students to appreciate and apply an appropriate depth of knowledge in traditional environmental engineering and science subject areas such as water, wastewater, air pollution, and solid waste. In addition, our program is focused on:

  • Sustainability and green engineering
  • Hazardous waste site reclamation
  • Greenhouse gas emissions abatement and sequestration
  • Emergent contaminants
  • Natural treatment systems

The program is open to all qualified engineers, regardless of undergraduate engineering major. Students who do not have an adequate background in chemistry (CHM 111 or CHM 112) may be required to take additional courses.

Program Requirements

Our M.S. in Environmental Systems program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, 18 of which must be at the 600 level. The program can be completed with either a thesis or an all-coursework option. If you select the thesis option, a maximum of 6 hours of research may be counted toward your degree.

  • Environmental Engineering core: 18 hours*
  • Engineering/Technical Management courses: 12 hours

*12 of these must be at the 600 level.

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To access the application for graduate admission and the list of application requirements, deadlines, and details, visit the Graduate Admissions page.