CEE Online

Apply now to earn a master of science degree from one of the nation's top civil engineering departments entirely online. Explore our Certificate program, or take a class as a non-degree student. All online students receive access to recorded on-campus lectures and follow the class syllabus, including the same assignments, exams, and projects as on-campus students.

Degree Information

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The M.S. degree in Civil Engineering requires 36 credit hours (a thesis is not required). Students choose a specialty area and also have the option to develop cross-disciplinary programs in consultation with their advisers. Online students have five years to complete the program. 

The department specialty areas currently available online are:

In addition, courses are available online in the following areas of concentration to complement the student's area of specialty. See the courses page for a list of specific course offerings.

  • Construction Materials
  • Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

The M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering requires 36 credit hours (a thesis is not required). Students have the option to develop cross-disciplinary programs in consultation with their advisers. Online students have five years to complete the program. 

Contact Us

General program questions:
Email: ceeonline@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-3921

Meg C. Griffin, PE
Coordinator of Online and Blended Programs
mgriffn@illinois.edu