In the M.S. 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.
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 defense of a thesis
Classes offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science are searchable under "Search for Classes" on MySlice under the following subject areas (Sign-on is not required):
AEE - Aerospace Engineering
BEN - Bioengineering
CEN - Chemical Engineering
CIE - Civil Engineering
CIS - Computer & Info Science
CPS - Computational Science
CSE - Computer Engineering
ECS - Engineering & Computer Science
ELE - Electrical Engineering
MAE - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
MEE - Mechanical Engineering
MFE - Manufacturing Engineering
Employment Outcomes Based on exit surveys from 2017, 2018 and 2019 Syracuse University Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S. graduates.
Companies that hire our 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
In Summer 2018, students interned at: Bechtel, CME Engineering, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Jacobs Engineering, Lovvorn Construction, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Vidaris
Job location: 84% in the US, 16% outside of US
Job location within the US: 55% in Syracuse/Central New York, 25% in Metropolitan New York City, 5%Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 15% Other
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.