Civil engineering Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science
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Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Courses may be asynchronous or synchronous. Asynchronous means that courses do not have scheduled meeting times. Synchronous means class lectures occur at certain times of the day/week and require the student to attend via online collaborative tools. Please refer to for course availability and details — click on "Browse Course Catalog" or "Schedule of Classes" under Guest Access.

You can choose between transportation or environmental areas for your course work. Students will work closely with their academic advisor on the requirements for each area, and to develop an individualized plan of study.

Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. A master’s project or thesis is required. Students will work closely with their academic advisor in determining the project topic (e.g., related to their work).

Course planner

The chart below shows the courses offered in the program. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 6 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering