Graduate Program

With our Civil Engineering graduate programs ranked in the top 100 nationally, you can be confident that your degree will prepare you for your professional career, improve your technical competency, and initiate a life-long learning experience.

The department offers graduate studies leading to either a master’s of science in civil engineering (for students with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering) or a master’s of science in engineering (for students without a civil engineering background). As a graduate student, you can choose between five areas of engineering concentration:

  • Environmental and water resources 
  • Geo-environmental 
  • Geotechnical 
  • Structural 
  • Transportation

At the doctoral level, you can pursue a PhD in civil engineering or the multidisciplinary PhD in infrastructure and environmental systems, which combines courses in engineering, earth sciences, public policy, economics and business.

For more information, please contact Dr. Olya Keen, Graduate Director, 704-687-5048,