Degrees Offered


Master of Engineering Degree

The Masters of Engineering (ME) degree emphasizes professional practice and coursework. A minimum of 32 credits of technical and scientific coursework is required and is normally completed in two semesters of intensive study. Master of Engineering candidates in Civil and Environmental Engineering can specialize in a variety of emphasis areas.

Master of Science Degree

The Masters of Science (MS) degree emphasizes research and the preparation of a significant publication. A minimum of 32 credits, 6 to 9 of which is thesis research, is required for the Plan A Masters of Science Degree. The Plan B option requires 32 credits, including 3 credits of CEE 6970 - Thesis Research. Both Masters degrees require an oral defense and a written thesis (Plan A) or report (Plan B). For the Master of Science program, each student plans an individualized course of study with their advisor and thesis committee.


Doctor of Philosophy

The Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD degree, which prepares students for professional engineering careers, requires 42 credits beyond the master’s degree. The PhD degree represents high scholarly achievement demonstrated by independent research and competence in an area of specialization approved by the student’s supervisory committee. For the PhD program, each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of their supervisory committee. The degree requires the successful completion of a comprehensive examination, as well as a proposed written dissertation, and final oral defense.