Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Program Description:

Civil engineers are problem solvers, applying the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our environment and infrastructure. Because of the broad nature of civil engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology offers the following areas of study:

  • Environmental Engineering – courses can be tailored to fit the interest of the student, with strong courses in groundwater, soil remediation, air pollution control, and wastewater treatment.
  • Structural Engineering – general studies include reinforced concrete, cold-formed steel, fiber reinforced polymer composites, high performance concrete, seismic behavior of structures, damage detection.
  • Geotechnical Engineering - study in this area includes courses in soil properties and their measurements, foundations, embankments, earth dams, soil mechanics, numerical modeling, soil dynamics and earthquake engineering.
  • Water Resources Engineering - courses are available in various specialty areas, including advanced hydraulics and hydrology, watershed and urban hydrology, physical and mathematical modeling, sediment transport, and river mechanics.
  • Construction Engineering - studies focus on managing the design and construction process, including estimating, scheduling, contracts, productivity, and project delivery systems.

This is a non-thesis degree program and requires 30 credit hours of coursework to complete. Please check the  Schedule of Classes for a current listing of the courses available for distance students.

Doctorate Degrees:
Missouri S&T’s PhDs and DEs are available on a case-by-case basis. Interested students should contact the academic department for details.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited program
  • GPA ≥3.0; GRE V+Q ≥ 300, GRE Q ≥ 150, and GRE A ≥ 3.5; International requirement: TOEFL IBT ≥ 88, IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Students with non-civil engineering degrees may be required to take additional courses to prepare them for their advanced studies. In some cases, students with non-engineering degrees (e.g., chemistry, physics, geology, or biology) will be considered if deficiencies in mathematics, science and engineering are remedied.

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Graduate Certificates
Graduate certificate programs are a great way to start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program. If you complete a certificate program with a grade of B or better in all core courses, you may apply for acceptance into the corresponding master's degree program without taking the GRE*.

Civil Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs

 *Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.

Courses are delivered over the Internet, via live streaming video; collaborative learning software includes WebEx and Canvas; classes are archived online for review and easy access.

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