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Master of Science - Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering program is designed to provide students with the technical and professional knowledge necessary to develop their abilities to seek creative solutions to complex problems in their field of interest. Students specialize in one of four areas: Environmental / Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering (MS – Project option only), Structural Engineering, or Transportation Engineering. MS students must complete a thesis or research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. 

The MS program consists of two options:  

1.    The thesis option consists of a total of 45 credit hours including 6-9 hours of thesis credits plus successful completion of a final oral examination covering the thesis.

2.    The project option requires completion of 45 credit hours including 4 credit hours on a research project that produces a report and technical presentation.  

Both options can typically completed in 1.5 – 2 years. 

More information about degree requirements and typical programs of study in each specialty area can be found in the CEE Graduate Handbook and the Program of Study Guide for MS/MEng Students.