Civil engineering

Master of science Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Overview

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.

Top-ranked programs in two categories

Missouri S&T’s online master’s in engineering programs are included among the nation’s finest in two U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings:

Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.
Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Veterans Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in civil engineering

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$36,000.00

*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.

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Career prospects

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.
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
6.15%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$91,000
median salary

Program structure

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.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Ricky Estardo
Since I live in the Philippines, there is a time difference, but I can easily catch up. And the professors are very helpful. They are in constant communication.
Master's in civil engineering ’19

Faculty spotlight

William Schonberg.

Areas of interest: Spacecraft shielding, effects of aerodynamic and seismic load, hypervelocity impact, MMOD risk assessments, orbital debris impact damage, ballistic limit predictions.

William Schonberg, PhD, PE, F. ASCE, F. ASME, Assoc F. AIAA
Distance Graduate Adviser and Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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