Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering degree. The main objective of the Master of Science program, is to fully prepare students for successful careers in industry and business; as well as to provide the opportunity to engage in research and perhaps pursue an academic career. Students in the MS program will be encouraged to complete a variety of courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as some courses outside of the department which are specifically targeted to the track chosen. Students should complete the MS program with a breadth of training and depth of knowledge in one specific area of specialization, and may be complemented by various internship opportunities and teaching opportunities for interested students.

The Master of Science program can be completed in one of two options: thesis or non-thesis. The thesis option requires the student to complete at least 6 hours of research as part of their degree plan; while the non-thesis option allows the student to forgo the research requirements.

The program can be completed by focusing on any one of eight areas of specialization:

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management - Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program