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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Graduate Student Conducting Stakeholder Interviews

Graduate students in Vanderbilt's Environmental Engineering program have opportunities to pursue exciting research on some of the most serious environmental challenges facing us today. 

The graduate program in environmental engineering provides opportunities for study and cutting edge research that have an immediate impact on society and that are at the nexus of energy, water, smart cities, and the environment, with an emphasis on long-term sustainability and resilience. 

Students in the Environmental Engineering Ph.D. program concentrate their studies in one of the following areas:

  • Environmental Materials & Materials Durability
  • Nuclear Environmental Engineering
  • Resilience & Sustainability
  • Water Resources, Quality, & Treatment

Graduate students in Environmental Engineering have an opportunity to work with a variety of other disciplines on campus and with universities worldwide to understand and solve multifaceted problems. Emphasis is placed on a solid grounding in fundamentals, which is complemented by  tailored, multidisciplinary experiences.


Specific course descriptions and degree requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog.