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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, MSCE

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The Master of Science in Civil Engineering Program provides engineering graduates, technical professionals and working engineers an opportunity to advance their professional careers by offering courses in a variety of civil engineering disciplines, including structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, and transportation.


Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science Program in Civil Engineering must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the published deadline date for the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll: 

  1.  Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
  2.  An official copy of scores from the “General Test” of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if applicable, or have attained an aggregate undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or have a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience or have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
  3. At least two (2) recommendations by former or current supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, 
  4. A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and
  5. A current resume.

International students should consult the graduate admission website for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria

Graduate applicants shall have the following qualifications.

  1. An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program, but may be required to complete additional courses.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered with strong work experience and letters of reference.
  3. Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 150 (450 on old scale) Verbal and 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative. Applicants with lower scores may be accepted provisionally requiring additional preparatory course work. 

Admission Status

The Civil Engineering Program Coordinator in conjunction with the graduate admissions committee determines the student admission status. 

  • Full Graduate students have met all the criteria shown above.
  • Provisional Graduate students are graduate students who have not fully met the above criteria. They are limited to designated courses, either graduate or undergraduate, during which they will be evaluated to determine their likelihood of success. Provisional students are not guaranteed full graduate status. 

Required Essential Skills (6 Hours)

All MSCE students are required to take the following courses.

Thesis Option

Students in the thesis option are required to: - complete minimum 6 hours of thesis credit - take minimum 6 courses (18-hours) from the core electives listed below

Non-Thesis Option

Students in the Non-Thesis Option are required to take a minimum of 8 courses (24-hours) from the core electives listed below.

Program Total (30 Credit Hours)

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