Degree Requirements

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, but who want to obtain a master's degree in civil engineering must complete a bridge program for their chosen area of specialization. These courses are not counted for degree credit. See the areas of specialization in this section for specific bridge programs. Please note that prerequisites for bridge courses also must be met. See the undergraduate catalog for descriptions of 100- to 400-level courses. Some of the bridge courses may be waived depending on the student's background.

The program as shown below offers numerous areas of specialization, each with its own list of required and elective courses and bridge program. Once the choice of specialization is made, the student consults his/her specialization advisor to plan and develop an individualized and cohesive sequence of courses that will meet the program requirements of at least 30 degree credits.

Other suitable electives may be taken subject to approval of program advisor.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management (courses only)

Bridge Program
CE 210Construction Materials and Procedures3
CE 501Introduction to Soil Behavior3
MECH 320Statics and Strength of Materials3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 225Survey of Probability and Statistics1
MATH 112Calculus II4
Total Credits17
Core Courses
CE 610Construction Management3
CE 611Project Planning and Control3
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Underground Construction
Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation
Construction Cost Estimating
Historic Preservation
Geology in Engineering
Master's Project
Performance and Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Systems
General Electives
Select zero to two from the List of Department General Electives0-6
Management/Leadership Electives
Select one to two of the following:3-6
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management (Master's thesis)

Bridge Program
CE 210Construction Materials and Procedures3
CE 501Introduction to Soil Behavior3
MECH 320Statics and Strength of Materials3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 225Survey of Probability and Statistics1
MATH 112Calculus II4
Total Credits17
Core Courses
CE 610Construction Management3
CE 611Project Planning and Control3
Thesis
CE 701 Master's Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four of the following:12
Underground Construction
Infrastructure and Facilities Remediation
Construction Cost Estimating
Historic Preservation
Geology in Engineering
Master's Project
Performance and Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Systems
Management/Leadership Electives
Select two of the following:6
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Quality Program(courses only)

Water Quality Bridge Program
CE 320Fluid Mechanics4
CE 321Water Resources Engineering3
CHEM 126General Chemistry II3
Total Credits10
Core Courses
ENE 663Water Chemistry3
ENE 661Environmental Microbiology3
or EVSC 627 Environmental Microbiology
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Physical and Chemical Treatment
Biological Treatment
Stormwater Management
Performance and Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Systems
General Electives
Select zero to two from the List of Department General Electives0-6
Management/Leadership Electives
Select one to two of the following:3-6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Integrated Site Remediation (courses only)

Integrated Site Remediation Bridge Program
CHEM 126General Chemistry II3
CE 321Water Resources Engineering3
CE 501Introduction to Soil Behavior3
Total Credits9
Core Courses
ENE 663Water Chemistry3
ENE 661Environmental Microbiology3
or EVSC 627 Environmental Microbiology
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Problems
Site Remediation
Environmental Impact Analysis
Geographic Information System
General Electives
Select zero to two from the List of Department General Electives0-6
Management/Leadership Electives
Select one to two of the following:3-6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Water Quality (Master's thesis)

Water Quality Bridge Program
CE 320Fluid Mechanics4
CE 321Water Resources Engineering3
CHEM 126General Chemistry II3
Total Credits10
Core Courses
ENE 663Water Chemistry3
ENE 661Environmental Microbiology3
or EVSC 627 Environmental Microbiology
Thesis
ENE 701 Master's Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four of the following:12
Physical and Chemical Treatment
Biological Treatment
Stormwater Management
Performance and Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Systems
Management/Leadership Electives
Select two of the following:6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Integrated Site Remediation (Master's thesis)

Integrated Site Remediation Bridge Program
CHEM 126General Chemistry II3
CE 321Water Resources Engineering3
CE 501Introduction to Soil Behavior3
Total Credits9
Core Courses
ENE 663Water Chemistry3
ENE 661Environmental Microbiology3
or EVSC 627 Environmental Microbiology
Thesis
ENE 701 Master's Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Problems
Site Remediation
Environmental Impact Analysis
Geographic Information System
Management/Leadership Electives
Select two of the following:6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering (courses only)

Bridge Program
CE 320Fluid Mechanics4
CE 332Structural Analysis3
CE 333Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 341Soil Mechanics3
CE 341ASoil Mechanics Laboratory1
CE 443Foundation Design3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 222Differential Equations4
Total Credits24
Core Courses
CE 641Engineering Properties of Soils3
CE 642Foundation Engineering3
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Rock Mechanics I
Geographic Information System
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Geology in Engineering
Rock Mechanics II
Geospatial Data Applications
Geotechnical Aspects of Solid Waste
Flow Through Soils
Master's Project
Geotechnology of Earthquake Engineering
General Electives
Select zero to two from the List of Department General Electives0-6
Management/Leadership Electives
Select one to two of the following:3-6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering (Master's thesis)

Bridge Program
CE 320Fluid Mechanics4
CE 332Structural Analysis3
CE 333Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 341Soil Mechanics3
CE 341ASoil Mechanics Laboratory1
CE 443Foundation Design3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 222Differential Equations4
Total Credits24
Core Courses
CE 341Soil Mechanics3
CE 342Geology3
Thesis
CE 701Masters Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four of the following:12
Rock Mechanics I
Geographic Information System
Advanced Foundation Engineering
Geology in Engineering
Rock Mechanics II
Geospatial Data Applications
Geotechnical Aspects of Solid Waste
Flow Through Soils
Master's Project
Geotechnology of Earthquake Engineering
Management/Leadership Electives
Select two of the following:3-6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering (courses only)

Bridge Program
CE 333Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 341Soil Mechanics3
CE 341ASoil Mechanics Laboratory1
CE 432Steel Design3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 222Differential Equations4
MECH 236Dynamics2
Total Credits19
Core Courses
CE 639Applied Finite Element Methods3
CE 636Stability of Structures3
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Design of Masonry and Timber Structures
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Prestressed Concrete Design
Structural Dynamics
Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials
Short Span Bridge Design
Nondestructive Testing Methods in Civil Engineering
Master's Project
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Plastic Analysis and Design
Design of Metal Structures
Design of Tall Buildings and Space Structures
Finite Element Methods in Structural and Continuum Mechanics
Earthquake Engineering
Structural Optimization
Theory of Elasticity
General Electives
Select zero to two from the List of Department General Electives0-6
Management/Leadership Electives
Select one to two of the following:3-6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering (Master's thesis)

Bridge Program
CE 333Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 341Soil Mechanics3
CE 341ASoil Mechanics Laboratory1
CE 432Steel Design3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
MATH 222Differential Equations4
MECH 236Dynamics2
Total Credits19
Core Courses
CE 639Applied Finite Element Methods3
CE 636Stability of Structures3
Thesis
CE 701Masters Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four of the following:12
Design of Masonry and Timber Structures
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Prestressed Concrete Design
Structural Dynamics
Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials
Short Span Bridge Design
Nondestructive Testing Methods in Civil Engineering
Master's Project
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Plastic Analysis and Design
Design of Metal Structures
Design of Tall Buildings and Space Structures
Finite Element Methods in Structural and Continuum Mechanics
Earthquake Engineering
Structural Optimization
Theory of Elasticity
Management/Leadership Electives
Select two of the following:6
Construction Management
Methods Improvement in Construction
Legal Aspects in Construction
Organizational Behavior
Total Credits30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering (courses only)

Bridge Program
CE 350Transportation Engineering3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
ECON 265Microeconomics3
MATH 105Elementary Probability and Statistics3
MATH 309Mathematical Analysis for Technology4
Total Credits16
Core Courses
TRAN 650Urban Systems Engineering3
TRAN 615Traffic Studies and Capacity3
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Flexible and Rigid Pavements
Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities
Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning
Public Transportation Operations and Technology
Traffic Safety
Land Use Planning
Master's Project
Traffic Control
Total Credits18-24

M.S. in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering (Master's thesis)

Bridge Program
CE 350Transportation Engineering3
CS 101Computer Programming and Problem Solving3
ECON 265Microeconomics3
MATH 105Elementary Probability and Statistics3
MATH 309Mathematical Analysis for Technology4
Total Credits16
Core Courses
TRAN 650Urban Systems Engineering3
TRAN 615Traffic Studies and Capacity3
Thesis
TRAN 701 Master's Thesis 16
CE 791Graduate Seminar 20
Specialty Electives
Select four to six of the following:12-18
Flexible and Rigid Pavements
Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities
Introduction to Urban Transportation Planning
Public Transportation Operations and Technology
Traffic Safety
Land Use Planning
Master's Project
Traffic Control
Total Credits24-30
1

Students receiving departmental awards are required to write a thesis.

2

All students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll in the seminar each semester.