Research & Graduate Program

Our MS Program

We train MS students through advanced coursework and hands-on research. Students work in close collaboration with faculty on projects that positively impact society.  Results of recent projects by UMD CE students and faculty are found in updated engineering design codes, peer reviewed publications, and changes in practice by state and federal infrastructure and resource management agencies.

Civil Engineering M.S.

Most students are fully funded for the duration of their MS studies.

Areas of Expertise:

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Environmental/Water Resources

We work on research to understand the transport of contaminants and water flow pathways and allocations in surface water, groundwater, wastewater, and stormwater.  Our goal is to improve remediation, restoration, and efficient water allocation.


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Geotechnical Engineering includes the study of mechanical behavior of geomaterials (soils and rocks), in relation to design and construction of civil engineering structures such as foundations, embankments and excavations.


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Materials research at UMD includes the study of asphalt and concrete materials, fiber reinforced concrete, and recycled materials and polymers. 


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Structural Engineering includes the planning, analysis and design of structures including buildings, bridges, parking structures, and stadiums.


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Transportation Engineering focuses on traffic systems operations and safety, highway planning and design, and the maintenance and operation of transportation facilities.


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Project Management

Project Management involves various aspects of construction or operations-related projects, from initial preparation of project bids to progress reporting and project closure. Along with project management tools, students learn the elements of working in and leading teams and organizations.