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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, MSCE


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-5076 

Program Description

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: 

  • Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
  • A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and
  • A current resume.

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

Admission Criteria

Graduate applicants shall have the following qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 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 if they meet the following:
    • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in the field of engineering after their undergraduate degree. You must supply at least two (2) recommendations from former or current employers/supervisors. The letters of recommendation must clearly state your years of employment and relevant work experience.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
    • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

At this time the program is not granting admissions for unique cases.

Transfer Credit

Graduate work taken at other regionally accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program director and/or graduate committee of the program in order to satisfy degree requirements at KSU. Such transfer credit cannot exceed two courses or 6 credit hours. No grade below B may be accepted. The graduate school may have additional specific requirements or limitations for transfer credit.

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

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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