Full-time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 have the option of applying for admission into the five-year combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program. With a BS in Civil Engineering, the student may pursue either an MS in Civil Engineering or an MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. A student in the MSCE program can focus on environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation or water resources engineering, or can combine areas of interest into an interdisciplinary program. Within the MSWREE program, students may develop an interdisciplinary course of study that includes geotechnical engineering courses.

Students will earn a BS degree after four years of study and complete the 30-credit requirement for the MS degree with one additional year of work.


Typical Five-Year Plan

  • Complete two graduate courses during senior year.
  • Complete the remaining courses over the 12-month period following senior year.
  • A student may opt for either a thesis track program or a non-thesis track program; the former may require additional time.
  • All graduate courses in this program must be taken at Villanova University.

Application Timeline

Students interested in the BS/MS program should contact the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program Advisor (currently Dr. Joseph Yost) as early as possible during their undergraduate studies. A letter of intent should be submitted to the CEE chair during the spring semester of their junior year. Students should apply to the BS/MS program during the spring semester of their junior year.

Department Chair
Dr. Eric Musselman
Associate Professor

Linda DeAngelis
Senior Administrative Assistant