Our programs maintain a balance between theory and application, stress modern engineering methods for the solution of detailed and complex problems and emphasizes the concept of analysis and design coupled with engineering judgment.
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering
- Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
To earn the MSCE degree, the candidate would normally hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree from an ABET accredited program or its equivalent. A candidate is eligible to pursue the MSWREE degree provided he/she can present evidence of proficiency in mathematics, basic science, and engineering science. See the Department Admission Requirements page for more details.
A minimum of 30 earned semester credits of graduate work is required, and a minimum of 21 graduate credits must be in Civil and Environmental Engineering courses.
A Plan of Study must be approved by the advisor and chairperson prior to the completion of the student's initial semester of graduate study. For approval, the plan must indicate a topical focus and direction commensurate with a master's program. Guided by his/her advisor, a student may select a Plan of Study consisting of:
- thirty earned credits of graduate courses
- a thesis track consisting of twenty-one earned credits of graduate courses, a three-credit research/investigation course and a six-credit thesis
- twenty-seven earned credits of graduate courses, and a three credit research/investigation course.
Students are encouraged, but not required, to write a Master's thesis.