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
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
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
Larissa Takou-Ayaoh ’18, G’19 loves math, art, structures, and cosmology. She came to Syracuse University from Lomé, Togo, and as an undergrad, she majored in civil engineering and completed a minor in physics. The master’s in civil engineering program gave her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge and to experience graduate school.
Some of her favorite classes include CAD design and bridge engineering because they gave her a feel for the real-life work of a professional engineer. She also interned at CH2M, a construction management company with offices in Syracuse and worldwide. She is looking forward to applying her skills to working on cross-disciplinary sustainability projects, alongside architects, finance professionals, and other engineers.
In her free time, Larissa likes to draw and paint. She prefers to use her tablet or make free-hand sketches of people, nature, and buildings.