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MS in Civil Engineering


CEE offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science with a major in civil engineering. Either option must be approved by the student’s major professor.

Thesis Option

A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate courses, including 6 credit hours of thesis and 24 credit hours of coursework. A minimum of 15 credit hours of approved civil engineering coursework is required. A minor may be selected but is not required.

Non-Thesis Option

A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved graduate courses is required, which may include a three-hour special problems course to be completed under the direction of the student’s major professor. A minor may be selected but is not required. All non-thesis MS students are required to take a culminating written examination.


The department offers two seminar series: CE 539 Geotechnology Seminar and CE 550 Transportation seminar. Full-time graduate students may be required to register for the appropriate seminar and attend. Part-time students are encouraged to register and attend the seminar. Seminar hours may not be applied towards degree requirements.

View the Graduate Catalog for more information.