College of Engineering
UTEP’s environmental engineering master’s program integrates the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes as they relate to issues with water, air quality and waste management to launch meaningful projects for the Paso del Norte region. Work with faculty in the Water Quality Laboratory to render impactful solutions for hydrological challenges amid El Paso’s location in the arid Southwest.
Choose from a traditional program or join the water resources engineering management track
Benefit from research in a region with unique water and air quality created by binational location
Help available from PASSE, the college’s Pathways to Success in Graduate Engineering student support program
Mayra Chavez, Ph.D., has helped improve air quality in the El Paso area while at UTEP. As part of the Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH), she earned a dissertation award and student of the year honors for her work to address air pollution by tracking U.S.-Mexico cross-border transportation. Today, Chavez continues her work as a post-doc researcher.
UTEP’s environmental engineering master’s graduates will possess the ability to develop and implement technologies for various environmental applications with the goal to improve and protect the environment and human health.