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M.S. Program + Curriculum

Our master’s degree program in civil engineering prepares you for work or further research in the areas of construction engineering and management, environmental, geotechnical, geoenvironmental, mechanics, structures, transportation, and water resources. You’ll choose either a thesis option or non-thesis special investigation based on a written research proposal you’ll prepare in your first semester.

Program highlights:
  • No more than six years can be taken to complete requirements for the master's degree
  • GRE required for all applicants
  • Students select either thesis or non-thesis options
  • Thesis option degree requirements - Minimum of 26 hours of graduate level courses plus 6 hours of research/thesis
  • Graduate Student Required Procedures

Non-thesis degree option - Minimum of 29 credit hours of graduate level courses plus 3 credit hours of special investigation/project. A written report on the special investigation/project, and an oral examination on graduate course work and the special investigation/project are required.