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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

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The UW Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program prepares students to enter the workforce with advanced skills or pursue further studies in a doctoral program. The MSCE degree can increase competitiveness in the job market, advance an existing career, or serve as a gateway to a Ph.D. degree. Master’s degree students include recent undergraduates who seek a specialized focus, engineers who want to advance their career and people from other backgrounds who are looking for a new and rewarding career.

Degree options

The master’s program offers two degree options, depending on whether students want to pursue research prior to doctorate studies or professional practice. All master’s students receive a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree regardless of which track they pursue.

Professional Master’s Program (PMP): This coursework-based option is for students who would like to hone their expertise before entering the workforce, as well as experienced professionals who desire job advancement. Students pursuing this degree are not expected to complete a thesis. Depending on the focus area, students can select from in-person or online courses or a combination.

Research-intensive academic track: This option is for students who plan to pursue Ph.D. studies or who are interested in participating in research prior to professional practice. The majority of students who pursue the research track are fully funded with research assistantships or fellowships. If your application is competitive, but funding is not available for research track admittance, your application will be considered for the Professional Master’s Program.

Six specialty areas

UW CEE offers master's degree programs in six specialty areas. Depending on the specialty area, students can select from in-person or online courses or a combination.

2018-2019 CEE Master's Programs

Programs Format Degree Track Average Duration Estimated Cost Admission
Construction, Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Construction Engineering Online PMP 3 years part time $30,660, plus fees All quarters
Energy Infrastructure Online PMP 3 years part time $24,990, plus fees All quarters
Environmental Engineering On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Geotechnical Engineering On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Hydrology and Hydrodynamics On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Structural Engineering and Mechanics On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Transportation Engineering On-campus Research 18 months to two years full time Resident students: $23,696, plus fees
Non-resident students: $42,240, plus fees
Autumn quarter only
PMP 18 months to two years full time $24,990, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Online PMP 3 years part time $38,700, plus fees Autumn quarter only
Sustainable Transportation Online PMP 3 years part time $29,670, plus fees Autumn quarter only