The Master of Science in Civil Engineering Program provides engineering graduates, technical professionals, and working engineers an opportunity to advance their professional careers by offering courses in a variety of civil engineering disciplines, including structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, and transportation.

Regular Admission Policy:

  • BSCE from ABET accredited engineering program.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Regular admission may also be granted in other cases based on a review of the applicant's record, including, but not limited to the following:

  • BSCE from a foreign university that is comparable to an ABET accredited program.
  • Professional accomplishments, such as PE license, completion of noteworthy projects, a record of scholarly publications.
  • Successful completion of graduate level engineering coursework from a recognized institution.

Required Essential Skills (6 Hours)

All MSCE students are required to take the following courses.

  • ENGR 6002 - Research Methods
  • CE 6003 - Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering

Thesis Option

Students in the thesis option are required to:

  • complete minimum 6 hours of thesis credit
  • take minimum 6 courses (18-hours) from the core electives listed below:
    • CE 6401 - Master's Thesis

Non-Thesis Option

Students in the Non-Thesis Option are required to take a minimum of 8 courses (24-hours) from the core electives listed below.

Core Electives

Students are to take a minimum of 6 courses if they in the Thesis Option. Students are to take a minimum of 8 courses if they in the Non-Thesis Option.

  • CE 6101 - Finite Element Analysis
  • CE 6102 - Structural Dynamics
  • CE 6103 - Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CE 6105 - Soil Improvement
  • CE 6202 - Advanced Highway Design and Traffic Safety
  • CE 6203 - Advanced Bituminous and Concrete Materials
  • CE 6204 - Advanced Design and Construction of Flexible and Rigid Pavements
  • CE 6104 - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Foundation Design
  • CE 6133 - Design of Wood Structures
  • CE 6201 - Transportation Planning
  • CE 6302 - Air Pollution Control
  • CE 6303 - Water Resources Management
  • CE 6304 - Advanced Hydraulics
  • CE 6333 - Advanced Hazardous Waste Engineering
  • CE 6343 - Solid Waste Management and Engineering
  • CE 6433 - Hydraulic Analysis and Design
  • CE 6533 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CE 6633 - Pavement Engineering
  • CE 6683 - Inelastic Behavior of Pavement Materials
  • CE 6900 - Special Topics in CE

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
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