This unique Professional Master's Degree Program will provide you a quality graduate education with core environmental engineering curricula supported by electives that focus on water reuse. The mastery of both principles and practices is emphasized, preparing students for a dynamic career path in the water sustainability arena.


Our program provides the tools you need to address increasingly complex water sustainability problems we face in the domestic and global environment. The program curriculum has been developed and is taught by EVEN faculty and senior professionals with water reuse experience and expertise. All courses are offered in person, as well as online in a synchronous environment with all lectures recorded, allowing working professionals from around the world to expand their knowledge and earn credentials while putting the learning into practice in a work environment. Ten three-hour semester courses (30 credit hours) are required and the curriculum is listed below. Specialization in either advanced treatment technology or water reuse management is available through elective courses.

Water Reuse PMP Curriculum

EVEN Program required courses (satisfies EVEN core)

  • CVEN 5464 Environmental Engineering Processes (Fall)
  • CVEN 5404 Water Chemistry (Fall)
  • CVEN 5484 Applied Microbiology and Toxicology (Fall)
  • CVEN 5524 Water Treatment (Spring)
  • CVEN 5534 Wastewater Treatment (Spring)

Water Reuse required courses

  • CVEN 5594 Water Reuse (Fall) – Potable and non-potable
  • CVEN 5834 Water Reuse Planning and Implementation (Spring) – Planning, water resource management and systems analysis

Electives courses (choose three)

Water Reuse - General

One of

  • CVEN 5393 Water Resources Systems and Management (Spring)
  • CVEN 5834 Advanced Physical Chemical Treatment (Fall - new) – Membranes, adsorption, ozone, advanced oxidation and ion exchange

and two from the following or above

  • CVEN 5564 Water Profession: Leadership and Communication (Spring)
  • CVEN 5574 Water Utility Management: Current Issues and Future Challenges (Summer)
  • CVEN 5834 Sustainability Engineering Design (Spring)
  • CVEN 5424 Environmental Organic Chemistry (Spring)  
  • Water Reuse – Management Specialization: CVEN 5393 (Spring), CVEN 5564 (Spring) and CVEN 5574 (Summer)  

  • Water Reuse – Advanced Treatment Technologies Specialization: CVEN 5834 Advanced Physical Chemical Treatment (Fall - new), CVEN 5624 (Spring) and CVEN 5424 (Spring)    

CVEN 5594 Water Reuse: Develops the skills and tools for graduate students and young professionals to work in the water reuse profession. In addition to the addressing the application of advanced treatment processes, this course will cover the social, regulatory, safety, and operational aspects of direct potable reuse and other reuse applications. Design of treatment facilities and evaluation of several case studies will be covered. The goal is to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of various physical/chemical unit operations, with direct application of these operations to the design and operation of water reuse treatment systems. Students will be able to use the concepts learned in this class to better understand the design and operation of engineered treatment systems in the context of a sustainable future that will allow them to pursue careers in the consulting, utility, or regulatory fields.

CVEN 5834 Water Reuse Planning & Implementation: Designed as a follow-up to CVEN 5594, this course covers planning, water resource management and systems analysis. It focuses on the relationship of water reuse technologies and of end water quality to regional water scarcity scenarios. It covers the basics of master planning for engineering design projects, political needs associated with water reuse projects, and a deep dive into how technical water reuse designs impact existing water and wastewater infrastructure. This is a project-based course with each group working on various complex water reuse scenarios in a different state, with project teams presenting to a mock city council for buy-in and comment. Industry experts will make up the mock city council and will serve as guest lecturers on specific topics.

For additional program information, please contact R. Scott Summers, co-director of the Water Reuse program.