Masterís with an International Development Concentration
Masterís with an International Development Concentration

Civil & Environmental Engineering


Welcome to our vision...

...a world where all have access to sanitation and potable water, where all children are able to learn in well-built classrooms, where there is sustainable transportation, where families no longer suffer from disease, starvation and poverty, where renewable energy has replaced fossil fuels...

...and engineers are leaders of the sustainability revolution.

Dr. James Mihelcic has directed educational and research programs since 1997 as a Peace Corps Masterís International partner. The Peace Corps officially retired the program in fall of 2016. However, the University of South Florida has continued their graduate degree programs in civil and environmental engineering with an extensive Concentration in Engineering for International Development. This graduate concentration requires: 1) coursework in global health, applied anthropology (medical, environmental, and development), and Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WaSH) engineering, 2) a development-focused research component, and 3) a long-term overseas field experience in sustainable development as a WaSH engineer. The international field experience allows a student to remain enrolled as a full-time student (with zero tuition/fees) and gain development experience serving with Peace Corps and Nongovernmental Development Organizations (similar to the Masterís International Program, just not in an official capacity).