Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering

In the MS in Civil Engineering program, students choose one of three specialties: geotechnical, structures, or construction engineering and management. Graduate students work closely with faculty advisors on a variety of research projects, and receive individualized attention from the faculty.

Employment Outcomes
Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Civil and Environmental Engineering MS graduates.

  • Companies that hire our MS graduates:
    American Iron Works, CHA Consulting, Deloitte, Dubai Contracting Company, Hebert Construction, HNTB, Jacobs, Kenney Geotechnical Services, Larson Design Group, Michael Baker International, National Guard Bureau, NK Bhandari Architecture & Engineering, O’Brien & Gere, POWER Engineers, Schnabel Engineering, Silman, The Intelligence Group, Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, Whitacre Engineering, Windward Environmental, Self-employed
  • Job location:
    85% in the US, 15% outside of US
  • Job location within US:
    55% in Syracuse/Central New York, 25% in Metropolitan New York City, 5%Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 15% Other
  • Job titles:
    Assistant Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Bridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Designer - Facilities Engineering Department (structural group), Environmental Manager, Junior Site Engineer, Project Manager, Staff Geotechnical Engineer, Staff Scientist, Structural EIT, Transmission Line Engineer (Civil/Structural)
  • Base salary range:
    less than $45,000 - 104,999
  • Median base salary range:
    $55,000 - 59,999

Admission Requirements
Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering. Additional coursework may be required for students without a BS in engineering or without adequate preparation

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

  • 30 credit hours
  • Core courses in a chosen area of specialization
  • Approved elective coursework
  • Participation in faculty/student seminar series
  • 6 credits of Master’s Thesis, culminating in the defense of a thesis

Non-Thesis Option

  • 30 credit hours
  • Core courses in a chosen area of specialization
  • Approved elective coursework
  • Participation in faculty/student seminar series
  • 0 credit Master’s Exit Paper course

For more information, please review this guide, and visit the Syracuse University Course Catalog, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering webpage.

 

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