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M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Preparing the next generation of innovators in civil and environmental engineering. The M.Eng. degree at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides a flexible curriculum, real-world practical experience and access to a network of Cornell alumni.

The M.Eng. program in civil and environmental engineering is aimed at engineers who wish to improve the depth and breadth of their technical abilities in the context of the engineering profession. Students do this through additional course work and participation in a project that contains the elements of engineering practice. 

The M.Eng. degree requires 30 credit hours consisting of coursework in major and supporting areas as well as a capstone project. The M.Eng. degree can be completed in two semesters of intensive study, though students interested in a more immersive Cornell experience can choose a three-semester option as well. Merit-based partial fellowships are available for top students. 

Students from all fields of engineering and the physical and natural sciences are welcome in the M.Eng. programs offered in civil and environmental engineering . However, a student may be asked or required to take additional preparatory coursework which will be determined by faculty in the student’s chosen major Field of Study. This preparatory work does not count toward the M.Eng. graduation requirements. Any preparatory coursework that is required will be listed in the letter offering admission.

CEE Graduate Program Contacts 

Mircea Dan Grigoriu

Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Alexis Vargas

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

Cornell University

Phone: 607-255-7560


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Enhance your career with a Master's of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Civil and Environmental Engineering M.Eng program at Cornell offers three Fields of Study to earn your M.Eng. Degree.

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Structural Engineering, M.Eng.

The M.Eng. program in Structural Engineering at Cornell is aimed at educating highly qualified and well-prepared engineers, with a firm grasp of the state-of-the-art and emerging techniques in structural engineering and structural mechanics, to support advanced practice within leading firms, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Cornell M.Eng. Resources

30+ Credits of Core and Elective Coursework / Professional Development Opportunities / Practical Capstone Project

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Why Civil and Environmental Engineering M.Eng. at Cornell?

Amplify your problem solving skills
Increase your employment opportunities
Actively learn with world-class faculty