Degrees and Programs of Study
The M.S. degree may be completed with or without a thesis. The M.S. degree requires 32 credit hours of graduate course credit if a thesis is part of the program (with 8 of the 32 hours comprising the thesis), and 36 hours without a thesis. It is possible to complete the M.S. non-thesis degree in one year or less.
The Ph.D. program requires 32 additional hours of coursework beyond the M.S. degree, plus a comprehensive research program and preparation of a dissertation for an additional 32 hours of thesis research credit.
The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in:
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering
Areas of Specialization
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are available in a variety of specialized areas. In addition to the department's established interdisclinary programs in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems, Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability and Societal Risk Management, students can also develop cross-disciplinary programs in consultation with their advisers.
- Construction Engineering and Management
- Construction Materials
- Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability (interdisciplinary)
- Environmental Engineering and Science
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Societal Risk and Hazard Mitigation (interdisciplinary)
- Structural Engineering
- Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems (interdisciplinary)
- Transportation Engineering
- Water Resources Engineering and Science
Special Degree Programs and Options
- Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Option
- MArch + MS-CEE (structures)
- MArch + MS-CEE (construction management)
Students from Underrepresented Groups may be eligible for an all-expenses paid visit under the Grainger College of Engineering's Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Program.