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

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 online MSCE program and online CEE classes are restricted to off-campus students and are not intended for University employees or students in on-campus programs. 
The department specialty areas currently available online are the following.
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
  •     Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
  •     Geotechnical Engineering
  •     Structural Engineering

Contact Us

Phone: 217-333-3921
Professor William G. Buttlar, PhD, PE
Director of Online and Blended Programs
Meg C. Griffin, PE
Coordinator of Online and Blended Programs