Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate degree and certificate programs that are designed to help students explore solutions for issues such as improving clean water access; designing intelligent transportation systems to alleviate traffic congestion; improving the crash-worthiness of cars; and designing bridges to become more resistant to earthquake.
Students choose from six areas of focus:
- Engineering mechanics
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Structural engineering
- Transportation safety engineering
- Water safety engineering
The Department collaborates with several entities throughout the greater D.C. metropolitan area for research, including:
- the Center for Intelligence Systems Research (CISR) for developing intelligent transportation systems;
- the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed on improving water quality;
- the National Crash Analysis Center for research in transportation engineering
In addition, the Science and Engineering Hall on GW's main campus features a new high bay (pictured above), which students in civil and environmental engineering may utilize in their studies to test the strength of heavy objects against a strong wall and strong floor.
Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
- Credit hours: 33 (with thesis) or 30 (without thesis)
- Thesis options: Two - Students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. Students who choose the non-thesis option take 33 credit hours of course work.
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Last updated September 7, 2016