Graduate Programs

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers three graduate degree programs: a master of engineering (M.Eng.), a master of science (M.S.), and a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.).

Connect With Us

Graduate Program Contacts: 

Professor Pete J. Diamessis
Director of Graduate Studies

Melissa L. Totman
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
Cornell University
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
219 Hollister Hall
607-255-7560

Email:  cee_grad@cornell.edu


M.Eng. Information Sessions

M.Eng. Information Session 
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
with Melissa Totman, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs and Lisa Gerber, Program Director of Engineering Management
Register here for October 21 Info. Session

Learn about the M.Eng. Project Experience!
Thursday, October 28, 2021 
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. EST
Featuring Matt Reiter, Professor of Practice and Francis Vanek, Senior Lecturer and Director of Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program
Register here for Oct. 28th Info. Session

Learn about the M.Eng. Project Experience!
Thursday, November 18, 2021
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. EST
Featuring Matt Reiter, Professor of Practice and Francis Vanek, Senior Lecturer and Director of Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program
Register here for Nov. 18th Info. Session

 

Choose your direction

Are you interested in a specialized program to enhance your professional goals? Or do you want an an opportunity to develop your research skills in close collaboration with world-renowned experts? Explore our options to find the best fit for you. 

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M.Eng. in Engineering Management

The Cornell Master in Engineering Management (MEM) program is focused on preparing the next generation of engineering leaders. In particular, the program is aimed at engineers who want to be leaders in a technical environment and who want to advance into managerial roles. The Cornell Engineering Management Program offers two exciting opportunities to earn your M.Eng. degree: On Campus and Online Learning.

M.S. Program

Get hands-on research experience and advance your career.

The master of engineering degree is normally completed in two or three semesters of intensive study. Thirty credit hours that include coursework in major and supporting areas and a project are required. We offer 2 programs, M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and M.Eng. in Engineering Management. 

In the master of science program, each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of a special committee made up of faculty members who represent major and minor concentrations of study. The degree requires a thesis and a final oral examination. A minimum of two registration units from Cornell is required for the M.S. M.S. degree students can not receive registration credits for previous study at other graduate schools.

In the Ph.D. program, each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of a special committee made up of faculty members representing major and minor concentrations of study. The degree requires qualifying and comprehensive examinations, as well as a thesis and final oral examination. A minimum of six registration units is required for the Ph.D. Generally one registration unit is awarded for each semester of satisfactory full-time study at Cornell. By petition, up to two registration units for M.S. work completed in a relevant program outside of Cornell may be transferred to the Ph.D. program.
 

Justyna Kosianka

My field of research deviates quite a bit from from traditional structural engineering, and it's comforting to be in a program that fosters innovation.

— Justyna Kosianka, Structural Engineering