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.

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

Career opportunities
Graduate study in civil engineering prepares students for diverse and rewarding high-tech careers in industry, government, or academia. Upon completion, graduates have joined leading companies such as Arcadis, Barton & Loguidice, C & S Companies, CH2M Hill, Clark Dietz Engineering, Kenny Geotechnical Services, Langan Engineering, Louis Berger International, O'Brien and Gere, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Schnabel Engineerin, and many others.

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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