Why ODU for Environmental Engineering?

Professional engineers often find they need a graduate engineering degree when seeking certain positions in the industry, and in federal, state and municipal government agencies. 

ODU's online environmental engineering program will give you the in-depth knowledge you need to take the next step in your career. Our experienced ODU engineering faculty has a wide variety of specialties and research interests.

To complete this program, you will conduct original research in your area of interest. You may complete project research at ODU's main campus using state-of-the-art facilities. You may also perform research on-site at your current employment location. Throughout your project, you'll have close interaction with a research faculty advisor.

When you graduate, you will earn a Master of Science degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering.

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Ranked #75 (tie)

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, 2023
U.S. News & World Report

Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours minimum

You will take four core courses in environmental engineering and at least one math/statistics course. The remaining courses will be chosen based on your area of interest in environmental engineering.

Your total number of credit hours may vary depending on your undergraduate coursework.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Licensure Disclosure

This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.

If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.

Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.

Careers in Environmental Engineering

Areas such as renewable energy, biofuels, sustainable development, water resource management, and pollution prevent need leaders with environmental engineering expertise. Explore potential careers in the list below.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To apply, you should have a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering. GRE is not required if you have an ABET accredited engineering degree from an institution in the United States.

If your undergraduate degree is in another engineering or related science field, you are still welcome to apply. You may need to complete undergraduate prerequisite courses before starting the main program of study, and GRE scores are required. GRE scores are also required if your degree is from outside the United States.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.