Students in the master's and doctoral degree programs in civil engineering may pursue advanced study in the areas of structures, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, pavements, and transportation.
Master of Science
The student plans a program of study with the help of his or her academic advisor and subject to the approval of the advisor.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.
An applicant for admission to the master's degree program in civil engineering should have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and should have a grade–point average that would indicate success in graduate study. Examples of fields that are related to civil engineering are other engineering professional fields, physics, computer science, urban planning, and chemistry.
Depending on their undergraduate programs and their specialties within civil engineering, students who are admitted to the master's degree program with bachelor's degrees in fields related to civil engineering may be required to complete collateral courses.
All applicants are encouraged to submit their scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
The student must complete a total of 30 credits for the degree under either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis).
A student under Plan A must complete at least 4, but not more than 8, credits of Civil Engineering 899. Should the student complete more than 8 credits of Civil Engineering 899, no more than 8 credits may be counted toward the requirements for the degree.
A student under Plan B may choose to complete a research project or a design project as part of the 30 credits required for the degree. A student who elects either of these options must complete at least 1, but not more than 3, credits of Civil Engineering 892 or at least 3, but not more than 5, credits of Civil Engineering 893.