The University of New Haven’s master’s 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.
Innovative focus areas
Students will choose courses from four innovative focus areas:
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:
Green building professional
Career Placement for Graduates
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams as well as airports and buildings.
Current Areas of Student Research
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30 graduate credits are required for completion.
Courses are offered Monday through Friday in the daytime or evening.
9 Courses + CIVL 6690 (Research Project)
8 Courses + CIVL 6698 (Thesis I) + CIVL 6699 (Thesis II)
CIVL 6691 Engineering Entrepreneurship
CIVL 6680 Sustainable Engineering
CIVL 6630 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CIVL 6635 Building and Bridge Design
CIVL 6640 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIVL 6641 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis
CIVL 6681 Sustainable Urban Planning (cross-listed with CIVL 4403)
CIVL 6682 Green Building Design and Materials
CIVL 6686 Design for Environment
CIVL 6660 Construction Estimate and Scheduling
CIVL 6662 Fundamentals of Construction Accounting and Finance
CIVL 6664 Construction Law and Claims
CIVL 6665 Construction Project Management
CIVL 6603 Contaminant Fate and Transport in the Environment
CIVL 6605 Solid Waste Management
CIVL 6606 Environmental Law and Legislation
CIVL 6623 Open Channel Hydraulics
CIVL 6661 Air Pollution Fundamentals
CIVL 6690 Research Project*
CIVL 6698 Thesis I*
CIVL 6699 Thesis II*
*Students who select the thesis option must take both Thesis I and Thesis II, while students who wish to engage but not write a thesis must take the Research Project course.
Below is an example of the schedule of course offerings from which students can choose. (*denotes Special Topic Course)
Fall Full semester
Spring Full semester
CIVL 6603 CIVL 6635 CIVL 6662 CIVL 6670* CIVL 6680 CIVL 6690 CIVL 6698 CIVL 6699
CIVL 6606 CIVL 6623 CIVL 6630 CIVL 6660 CIVL 6664 CIVL 6670* CIVL 6682 CIVL 6690 CIVL 6691 CIVL 6698 CIVL 6699
MT1 CIVL 6606 CIVL 6679 CIVL 6690 CIVL 6698 CIVL 6699
MT2 CIVL 6679 CIVL 6690 CIVL 6698 CIVL 6699
15-week (full semester term) format
6.5-week (summer term) format
Time to Completion
The average time to degree completion is 15 months.
We offer two types of scholarships/assistantship to our international master’s students.
Dean’s scholarship provides up to 50% tuition assistance during their enrollment.
Provost Assistantship offers 75% tuition assistance and the opportunity to work for an academic department up to 20 hours per week during their enrollment.