In the master of science (M.S.) each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of a special committee made up of faculty members representing major and minor areas of study.
Candidates for the M.S. degree are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area in Civil and Environmental engineering and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making original and substantial contributions to their discipline in a timely fashion. Please see the Assessment page for further details. Program standards are set by the Graduate School and can be found within the Code of Legislation.
The application requirements, tuition rates, and deadline for the M.S. programs are listed on the Graduate School's website. Applicants applying for Spring 2023 may be deferred to Fall semester 2023.
Research in Civil & Environmental Engineering covers an extremely broad range of topics.
- Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology M.S. & Ph.D.
- Environmental Processes M.S. & Ph.D.
- Environmental and Water Resource Engineering M.S. & Ph.D.
- Transportation Systems Engineering M.S. & Ph.D.
Almost all M.S. students are self-funded (personal funds are used to pay for tuition, health insurance, and cost of living). There are limited opportunities for M.S. students to be funded on assistantships dependent on teaching or grant availability, and appropriate match to research projects. All students are encouraged to apply for external fellowships where eligible. For policy and tax information, please visit the Graduate School financial aid page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Graduate School admissions FAQ
Office of Global Learning (for international students) FAQ
Civil and Environmental Graduate Field Handbook
This handbook is intended as a guide for current and prospective CEE graduate students to map the procedures and forms necessary for successful completion of graduate research degree requirements.