Students in the master's and doctoral degree programs in civil engineering may pursue advanced study in the areas of geotechnical and pavement engineering, structural engineering, mechanics and materials; water resources; ad transportation engineering.
Master of Science
Courses are selected in consultation with the academic advisor based upon the student's background. The courses in the final program of study are subject to the approval of the guidance committee.
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.
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 20 credits at the 800-level or above, including 4 credits of Civil Engineering 899, but not more than 6 credits. Up to 10 credits of 400-level course work may be counted toward the degree. The student's program must be approved by the guidance committee.
A student under Plan B must complete at least 18 credits at the 800-level or above, including the completion of a research or design project through enrollment of at least 1 credit, but no more than 4 credits in Civil Engineering 892. Up to 12 credits of 400-level course work may be counted toward the degree. The student's program must be approved by the guidance committee.