Civil Graduate Program

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Civil Engineering Student Testing Beam

Our Graduate Program

Civil Engineering M.S.

We offer a dynamic, hands-on program that ensures students are given the opportunity to conduct research using cutting-edge technology while working one-on-one with dedicated faculty.

The Civil Engineering Master of Science (MS) is intended for students pursuing a research emphasis and seeking in-depth knowledge in an area within civil engineering. Two options for completing this degree are offered - MS Plan A: Thesis Based and MS Plan B: Project Based.

Completion of this plan requires an original body of work resulting from research conducted by the student under the supervision of an advisory committee of graduate faculty members. The MS is 20 credits of course work and 10 credit thesis (approximately 375 hours of work including writing the report) and is usually completed within two years. Plan A Course Planning Form

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

SEMESTER CREDITS

COURSE LEVEL

Course within Civil Engineering

12 Minimum

5XXX or 8XXX, selected 4XXX

Civil Engineering Course Thesis

10

 

Course Outside of Civil Engineering

6 Minimum

Selected 4XXX; 5XXX, 8XXX, must be approved by the student’s advisor and DGS

Any Graduate Course Level, non-engineering or engineering

2

Graduate Course Approved Lists

TOTAL APPROVED CREDITS

30 Minimum

        

Completion of this plan requires 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits for a project (approximately 225 hours of work including writing of the report), usually completed within one to two years. Plan B Course Planning Form

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

SEMESER CREDITS

COURSE LEVEL

Courses within Civil Engineering

18 Minimum

5XXX or 8XXX, selected 4XXX courses

Course Project within Civil Engineering

3

5XXX to be arranged by the Department Advisor and Student

Other Engineering

6

Selected 4XXX; 5XXX, 8XXX

Non Engineering

3 Minimum

Graduate Courses – Approved Lists

TOTAL APPROVED CREDITS

30 Minimum

  

Integrated Undergraduate Graduate Program - MS IUG [Plan A]

The Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate program in Civil Engineering provides a unique opportunity for top students to seamlessly integrate their BS and MS degrees. Students typically apply to the program in their Junior year and develop an integrated plan of study to complete a BSCE degree directly following by a thesis-based (Plan A) MS degree. Students admitted to the program are able to count up to 9 credits of their graduate coursework as technical electives at the undergraduate level. Students that are interested are encouraged to begin talking with their advisor, the Director of Graduate Studies and/or the Department Head about this opportunity early in their undergraduate program. Students admitted to this program typically have a high GPA and are committed to completing a challenging thesis-based MS program.