Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a high quality graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE).

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Students may pursue a specialization in:

  • Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering
  • Water and Environmental Engineering

Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate study. Students have the option to complete up to 6 credits of independent research toward the master of science thesis. The degree program may be completed in one year.

Eligible Candidates

A bachelors degree in civil engineering is required for full admittance to the degree program. For those who hold an undergraduate degree in another engineering discipline or bachelor of science discipline upon admittance may be required to complete certain undergraduate background courses based on the student’s background and this prerequisite undergraduate coursework must be completed prior to beginning the graduate level civil engineering coursework.


The faculty values teaching, research, and mentoring, and continues to enhance academic strengths and research. MSCE is supported by the following permanent faculty.

Pradeep Behera, Ph.D. Department Chair, Professor of Civil Engineering

Bryan Higgs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Lei Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Ahmet Zeytinci, Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering