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The civil engineering graduate program emphasizes novel and sustainable infrastructure that improves built and natural environments. Includes strong design and research components, while providing the flexibility to tailor curricula.
This is a non-thesis degree program and requires 30 credit hours of course work to complete.
Official nameMaster of science in civil engineering
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Engineering and Computing | Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Because of the broad nature of civil engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology offers the following areas of study:
- Environmental engineering courses can be tailored to fit the interest of the student, with strong courses in groundwater, soil remediation, air pollution control, and wastewater treatment.
- Structural engineering general studies include reinforced concrete, cold-formed steel, fiber reinforced polymer composites, high performance concrete, seismic behavior of structures, damage detection.
- Geotechnical engineering - study in this area includes courses in soil properties and their measurements, foundations, embankments, earth dams, soil mechanics, numerical modeling, soil dynamics and earthquake engineering.
- Water resources engineering - courses are available in various specialty areas, including advanced hydraulics and hydrology, watershed and urban hydrology, physical and mathematical modeling, sediment transport, and river mechanics.
- Construction engineering - studies focus on managing the design and construction process, including estimating, scheduling, contracts, productivity, and project delivery systems.
Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load1-2 classes per semester
Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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