MSc in Civil Engineering


Program Description

The University of New Haven’s master degree program in civil engineering is uniquely designed for individuals with a keen interest in civil, environmental, and construction engineering and sustainability who want to improve their core competencies in analysis and design, areas that are critical for multifaceted civil engineering projects of the future.

A future of opportunity

Civil engineering positions account for the most jobs of any engineering field, and this job growth is predicted to continue. In Connecticut alone, job openings for civil and environmental engineers are expected to grow by 13.8 percent through 2022, which is higher than the aggregate rate of growth for all occupations in the state.

Federal funding for sustainable and “green” development has also led to an increase in environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, which has driven demand for civil and environmental engineers.

Our graduates will be prepared to work for Departments of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the EPA, or consulting and engineering firms as a:

  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Project leader
  • Structural engineer
  • Research Consultant
  • City engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Green building professional
  • Urban planner
  • Innovative focus areas

Students will choose courses from four innovative focus areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Selected Courses and Programs

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Team project-based course geared toward developing entrepreneurial businesses related to civil and environmental engineering in a seminar format. With the support of industry mentors, students are guided through the process of identifying opportunities, developing business plans, and determining funding sources. The class culminates with presentations to industry experts and venture capitalists to mimic typical investor pitches. The goal is to provide students with the knowledge and network to realize their business idea.

Sustainable Engineering

This course provides an overview of the concept of sustainability, including changing attitudes and values toward technology and the environment in recent times. Topics include models for population growth and urbanization trends, energy resources, global food production, global water resources, the built environment, and the basics of quantifying sustainability with tools for sustainable engineering.

Air Pollution Fundamentals

An introduction to the sources of air pollution, transport of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the atmosphere on local and global scales, transformations of pollutants by atmospheric processes, the impact of airborne pollutants on the environment, control of sources of air pollution, and legislative mandates. Introduction to meteorological concepts and computer transport models. Current issues such as ozone depletion and global warming will also be discussed.

Environmental Law and Legislation

Review of techniques of enforcement of state and federal pollution control laws and regulations; effects on waste treatment criteria and design and evaluation of municipal ordinances; preparation of environmental assessments and impact statements.

Application Requirements for Graduate Students

Master’s Application Checklist

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable fee
  • Official university transcripts and proof of bachelor’s degree completion. An explanation of your university grading system must also be provided along with your transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from your professors or employers
  • A Statement of Purpose is required. A résumé is highly recommended
  • Certain majors require GRE and/or GMAT test scores. GRE School Code: 3663; GMAT school code: P1X-DS-94

International Students

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to the admissions office. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for the initial review only. However, all official documents must be received before the start of classes for the admitted semester
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL of 75, or IELTS of 6.0, or PTE of 50, or completion of the University of New Haven’s Academic English Preparatory Program. Certain majors may require higher English test scores
  • Certain majors require GRE and/or GMAT test scores. GRE School Code: 3663; GMAT school code: P1X-DS-94
  • Indian applicants must submit detailed semester-by-semester mark sheets/academic transcripts. CONSOLIDATED mark sheets alone are not acceptable
  • The University of New Haven only accepts 3-year bachelor degrees from India if they have an "A", "A+" or a "Five Star" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Students must have also graduated in the 1st or 2nd division. A proof of the university or college NAAC rating must be provided along with the applicant's transcripts. This applies to the following 3-year-bachelor degrees: the B.Com 3-year degree, the B.Sc 3-year degree, and the B.B.A. 3-year degree. Indian applicants with 3-year degrees may submit an additional year of a Master's degree or a one year Post Graduate Diploma from a recognized university in order to be considered for admissions
Last updated October 2019

About the School

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of 7,000 stud ... Read More

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of 7,000 students, with campuses across the country and around the world. Read less