Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

"Employment of environmental engineers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations."

--U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Villanova's Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (MSWREE) program is nationally-recognized for its:

  • Cutting edge research and collaborative opportunities in the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering (VCASE), the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP), and the campus's Green Infrastructure Stormwater Research Park.
  • Distinguished leadership including VCASE and VUSP director Dr. Robert Traver, a sought-after stormwater expert and president of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers; and Dr. Metin Duran, a nationally recognized environmental engineering expert in wastewater treatment and microbial water quality.

As an added benefit, all MSWREE courses are taught in the evening, making the program feasible for both part-time and full-time students. The degree can also be earned entirely online through our E-Learning program.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (MSWREE) program requires:

  • A minimum of 30 earned semester credits of graduate work is required, and a minimum of 21 graduate credits must be in Civil and Environmental Engineering courses
  • Students can choose to pursue a thesis track or non-thesis track
  • 2 Environmental Engineering courses from the following: CEE 7502, 7511, 7513, 7701, 8707, 8708
  • 2 Water Resources courses from the following: CEE 7111*, 8501, 8502, 8503, 8507, 8510

*CEE 7111 is only for students who do not have a BS in civil engineering

  • All students are required to take one of the following: CEE 8502, 8507, 8707, 8708