CEE Online Degree Program



Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The MS degree in Civil Engineering (non-thesis option) can be obtained completely online.  Blended approaches, involving a combination of courses taken on campus and online, are also possible (contact the Coordinator of Online Programs to discuss this option).  MS students have five years to complete the program.

Admissions and course requirements for the MS degree in Civil Engineering are administered through the program areas in our department.  Currently, we offer the following concentrations online:

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

The MS 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. 


The Certificate Program allows students to receive a certificate in a specialized area within civil and environmental engineering. Each certificate requires students to complete three or four courses, earning a B- or higher in each course. The following certificates are available.

  • Construction Management
  • Railroad Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering

The full listing of courses available in the online program includes courses offered annually and courses offered every 2 or 3 years. Students interested in individual courses should contact the department for more information on non-degree options. Be sure to check back for updates as courses are updated each semester!

Contact Us

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

Meg C. Griffin, PE
Assistant Director for Graduate Programs