The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program aims to position working professionals and graduates with science and engineering backgrounds interested in earning an advanced degree to gain a deeper understanding of principles required to solve 21st century environmental problems and sustainably manage our water and infrastructure resources for future generations. In our career-advancing evening master’s program, students can specialize in:

  • Environmental Engineering, with a focus on the most advanced, proven, and sustainable approaches to protect and improve water quality in urban and natural settings through effective management of pollution sources
  • Water Resources Engineering, centered on the sustainable management, theory, and modeling of hydrological processes in natural systems and water conveyance, storage, and flood protection in urban systems

Students in the program can benefit from:

  • Strong Industry Ties: Our modern and professionally relevant courses are taught by faculty distinguished in industry and academia.
  • Science to Engineering Pathway: Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees can earn a degree in civil engineering by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and completing the required coursework.
  • Evening Program: Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate both full‐time students and working professionals.

Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering graduate program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Graduates in the Civil Engineering (environmental engineering and water resources engineering) program will:

  1. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in their professions to work towards solving society’s 21st century engineering issues and challenges;
  2. Demonstrate and apply ethical, socially equitable, and sustainable practices and principles to issues in their profession; and
  3. Advance in their careers by staying current in the field, working on interdisciplinary teams, and/or obtaining professional registration or other professional certifications.

To accomplish these program educational objectives, analysis and design courses in the fields of water resources, hydraulics, environmental engineering and environmental science with an emphasis on sustainability are offered. Additional opportunities are available to broaden the educational experience through courses in other departments, independent study and directed research resulting in a thesis with director consent. A broad base of theory and design is provided integrating current issues and professional practices.