Master's Degree Studies

Master of Science in Civil Engineering Degree Program - On-Campus

CEE offers master's degree programs on-campus in six specialty areas (see list below), and three online master’s degrees: the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering, Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics, and the Master of Sustainable Transportation.

CEE offers two on-campus master's degree options: the non-thesis option involves exclusively (or almost exclusively) coursework, and the thesis option combines coursework with a substantial research component. The non-thesis option is primarily for students who wish to obtain advanced training in one of six specialty areas of civil and environmental engineering before entering or returning to professional practice. Most students can obtain a non-thesis master’s degree in three to four academic quarters. The thesis option is for students interested in conducting research and usually includes writing and defending a thesis; it typically requires six to eight quarters to complete. Students wishing to pursue this option must receive approval from a faculty advisor who will supervise the research. Students choosing the thesis option often continue on to obtain a PhD degree.

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the US or its equivalent from a foreign institution. They must also have achieved a 3.0 minimum GPA (based on 4.0 scale) from the last 60 graded semester hours or last 90 graded quarter hours in their undergraduate or post-graduate academic coursework. In practice, substantially higher grades may be necessary for admission to the graduate program.  

Information about the cost of the non-thesis master's degree can be found here.

The department offers master's degrees in six specialty areas. For more detailed information regarding specific admission requirements and program information for each of the specialty areas, click on the links below:

Construction, Energy, and Sustainable Infrastructure (CESI)

Environmental Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Hydrology & Hydrodynamics

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Transportation Engineering

Online Master’s Degrees

Three innovative online programs are offered in Construction Engineering, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics, and Sustainable Transportation. These unique programs are designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals.

CEE Online Master’s Degrees

Graduate Advising

Lorna Latal Lorna Latal
Graduate Advisor
206-685-6645
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Dayna Cole Melissa Pritchard
Graduate Advisor
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Dayna Cole Dayna Cole
Graduate Advisor - Online Programs
206-685-2312
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Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross
Graduate Advisor
206-616-1891
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