College of Engineering

M.S. In Civil Engineering

M.S. In Civil Engineering

M.S. In Civil Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering is designed to provide civil engineering professionals with the opportunity to prepare for careers concerned with the critical problems of a multifaceted society.

Civil engineering education and research activities focus on projects that are typically large and costly, with potentially profound environmental, social, and financial impacts.

Program Information

Why pursue a Masters in Civl Engineering?

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCE) and a new Master of Civil Engineering degree (MCE). The MSCE is a research oriented thesis program, while the MCE is a course only technical training program.

The objective of the graduate degree program is to provide advanced training in the four civil engineering specialty areas:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical/Transportation
  • Structural and Water Resources

Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the highly qualified faculty. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories for each major technical area.

These labs—housed in the Engineering Building (EB); Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) building; and Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) building—include:

  • Geo-materials (AASHTO Accredited)
  • Geotechnical
  • Environmental
  • Structures
  • Hydraulics
  • PC/CAD
  • Research Taking Place in the Civil Environmental Program

The most recent graduate thesis’ work includes:

  • Investigation of Juniperus Woodland Replacement Dynamics
  • Phytoremediation of Lead Contaminated Soils
  • Effectiveness of Al- and Fe-based Drinking Water Treatment Residuals in Remediating Soil Arsenic: Mechanisms and Implication
  • Watershed Streamflow Estimation Utilizing Remote Sensing Time-Series Proxies of Landscape Moisture State and Radar Precipitation.

Funding Opportunities

Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to full time students carrying out research. Typical amounts are $22.5k and $25.5k per year for MSCE and PhD students.

Funding agencies include:

Course Scheduling and Offerings

A listing of our available courses per semester are listed on the Civil Engineering webpage.

Career Options Available for a Civil Engineering Graduate

Our graduates are in high demand in a multitude of private and government agencies, such as engineering consulting firms, infrastructure design/construction companies, environmental health companies, as well as various state, city and municipal government organizations.

M.S. in Civil Engineering Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admissions requirements and pre-requisites
  • Bachelor’s degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
  • Graduate Studies Application: Yes
  • Department Application: No
  • Test Scores: General GRE required
  • Resume or CV: Optional
  • Letters of Recommendation: Optional
  • Statement of Purpose: Yes
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 550paper/79 internet
  • Other Degree Requirements: Statement of Purpose should include research interests and career goals.

Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.