Advancing Engineering Leaders

Rutgers School of Engineering provides students with a strong technical background and prepares them for leadership careers in exciting and challenging professions. Both our teaching and research are firmly rooted in scientific principles while incorporating knowledge of today’s challenges.

  • Master of Science (MS)


Students in the Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Rutgers tackle issues of global importance in order to develop solutions for a sustainable economy and environment. Our faculty members are recognized innovators in areas such as infrastructure evaluation and monitoring, intelligent transportation systems, transportation design and planning, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, pavement engineering, construction management, water resources management, and air pollution monitoring and control.

They provide leadership on several prominent national projects, including working with the Federal Highway Administration to develop a revolutionary robot that can diagnose and manage the health of bridges by automating data collection and deploying multiple nondestructive evaluation technologies. In addition, students and faculty work directly with Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, one of only ten University Transportation Centers sanctioned and supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Program graduates are well-positioned for career success, as designers and creators of infrastructures from bridges, highways, and airports to sewage treatment facilities, towers, and tunnels.

Graduate programs of study include:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Degree Options

CEE students have a thesis or non-thesis Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree option. All students are free to choose between the two options, except graduate assistants who are required to take the thesis option.

MS (thesis): 30 Course Credits

Program requirements include at least 30 credits, including 24 credits of course work and a 6-credit thesis and oral defense.

MS (thesis, non-thesis): 30 Course Credits

Program requirements include at least 30 credits, including 24 credits of course work and a 6-credit thesis and oral defense (thesis) or 6 additional credits of course or project work and a writing requirement (non-thesis).

Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master degree programs are aimed at students interested in furthering their knowledge in a particular engineering discipline for industrial and research advancement. We offer nine-degree programs through seven engineering departments along with a global commitment to advanced research and scholarship.

A core curriculum of fundamentals is augmented with electives that enable students to focus on areas with direct relevance to innovations at the forefront of research. Students graduating with an advanced degree from Rutgers are well placed to undertake careers in a diverse range of industrial and corporate areas, as well as continue their studies for advanced degrees.

Our school ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers.

Why Rutgers?

  • Highly interdisciplinary, integrative approach to education and graduate training.
  • A dynamic and diverse community.
  • Regionally located near New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston.
  • Close ties and proximity to leading industries.
  • Affordable tuition and several fellowships and scholarships available.
  • Rutgers Global provides full support in securing visas and documentation.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
2 - 3 years
13,000 USD
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