Civil Engineering (M.S.)

Master of Science. Major in Civil Engineering.

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the College of Graduate Studies stated in this catalog, master's degree students are required to complete at least 12 credits of 500s level courses having a CE prefix, not including CE 500, CE 502, CE 503, CE 598, and CE 599. Master's degree students are required to complete at least 12 credits in courses associated with one of the subdisciplines of civil engineering listed above. On their plan of study, candidates are restricted to a maximum of 6 credits of coursework with a grade of ‘C’.

An approved thesis is required for Master of Science degrees. A maximum of 6 credits of CE 500, can be used to fulfill M.S. degree requirements.

A minimum of 33 credits is required for the Master of Engineering degree. A thesis is not required and credit is not given for CE 500. A maximum of 3 credits of CE 502, can be used to satisfy M.Engr. degree requirements. M.Engr. students are required to demonstrate the ability to write a technical paper or report.

A final comprehensive examination conducted by the student's committee is required for master's degrees.

Applicants for admission to the master's degree programs generally will have a B.S. degree in civil engineering. Graduate degree applicants not holding B.S. degrees in civil engineering are required to show evidence of completing the following undergraduate coursework: mathematics through differential equations, and one semester each of chemistry, physics, and engineering statics. Once admitted, additional preparatory coursework will be determined by the student’s advisory committee and/or as pre-requisites to courses listed in the student's study plan.