The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSCE) program requires:

  • A minimum of 30 earned semester credits of graduate work with a minimum of 21 graduate credits in Civil and Environmental Engineering courses.
  • Plan of Study must be approved by the advisor and chairperson prior to the completion of the student's first semester of graduate study. For approval, the plan must indicate a topical focus and direction commensurate with a master's degree program. 
  • Students can choose to pursue a thesis or non-thesis track.



Joseph Yost
Director of Graduate Studies


Matt Bandelt, PhD

“I worked closely with Villanova's faculty on sponsored research projects addressing practical engineering challenges that have been adopted by industry practitioners. My professors cared deeply about my success, encouraged me to pursue my PhD, and were excellent mentors when I later applied for faculty positions in higher education.”

Matt Bandelt, PhD, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology



Teresa Lord

“I formed close relationships with my professors. The faculty genuinely want to see you succeed. If it were not for them, I would not have ended up in a job that I am excited to go to each and every day.”

Teresa Lord, Project Engineer, Pennoni



Chris Slick

“The classes I have taken at Villanova have been extremely beneficial in helping advance my career. The program has rounded out my education and provided better context for the work I do on a daily basis.”

Chris Slick, Structural Engineer, RS Mowery