M.S., Civil Engineering

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural sciences.1
  2. Submit GRE scores.
  3. International students must complete the TOEFL with a score of 575 or better.

1 If applying with a non-engineering degree, submit a Graduate Study Plan, including required deficiency courses, to be approved by a committee.

Deficiency Requirements2

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
MATH F251XCalculus I4
MATH F252XCalculus II4
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F302Differential Equations3
Two approved science courses8
Three F200-level or above engineering courses
Four F400-level CE courses 3
2

If taken before, these courses can be credited as deficiency courses as approved by the CEE department chair.

3

Two must be design classes in different fields of civil engineering.

Concentrations: Arctic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Design and Construction, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete a thesis or project3-9
Complete comprehensive exam
Complete one from the following concentrations21-27
Arctic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Engineering Design and Construction
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Total Credits24-36

Arctic Engineering

CE F603Arctic Engineering3
CE F624Frozen Ground Engineering3
CE F682Ice Engineering3
or GEOS F615 Sea Ice
CE F683Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering3
ME F685Arctic Heat and Mass Transfer3
or ME F642 Advanced Heat Transfer
Approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12
Total Credits21-27
1

 Recommended electives include: CE F422, CE F601, CE F625, CE F628, CE F635, CE F684, CE F685MATH F460 and MATH F615.

eNVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
ENVE F641Aquatic Chemistry3
or CHEM F605 Aquatic Chemistry
ENVE F645Unit Processes: Chemical and Physical3
ENVE F647Biotechnology3
Approved electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15
Total Credits21-27
1

 Recommended electives include: BIOL F657, CE F603, CE F663, CE F684, CHEM F609, CHEM F631, CHEM F655ENVE F642, ENVE F643, ENVE F644, ENVE F646, ENVE F649ENVE F652 and ENVE F658

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Personnel, leadership, business communications, marketing electives 16
Design and construction management electives 26
Accounting, finance, economics electives 33
Design and construction technical electives 49
Project only:3
Select additional approved elective 5
Total Credits27
1

Recommended electives include: CE F601, CE F659A, ESM F601, MBA F607 and MBA F617.

2

Recommended electives include: CE F620, CE F652C, CE F660A, ESM F608, ESM F609 and MBA F627.

3

Recommended electives include: ESM F605.

4

Recommended electives include: CE F451 and courses approved for graduate certificate program.

5

Recommended electives include: CE F603 and ENVE F644.

Geotechnical engineering

CE F605Pavement Design3
CE F622Foundations and Retaining Structures3
CE F624Frozen Ground Engineering3
CE F625Soil Stabilization and Embankment Design3
CE F627Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering3
CE F628Unsaturated Soils Mechanics3
CE F633Theory of Elastic Stability3
CE F635Numerical Methods for Geomechanics and Soil-Structure Interaction3
Additional approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12
Total Credits30-36
1

Recommended electives include: CE F422, CE F601, CE F603, CE F637, GE F440 and ME F601

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

CE F601Engineering Research Communication3
CE F622Foundations and Retaining Structures3
CE F630Advanced Structural Mechanics3
CE F633Theory of Elastic Stability3
CE F634Structural Dynamics3
CE F635Numerical Methods for Geomechanics and Soil-Structure Interaction3
Additional approved electives (6 credits for thesis; 12 credits for project) 16-12
Total Credits24-30
1

Recommended electives include: CE F631, CE F637, CE F640, CE F646 and CE F650.

tRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

Approved engineering electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15
Additional approved electives 212
Total Credits21-27
1

Recommended engineering electives include: CE F601, CE F603, CE F605, CE F624, CE F682, ESM F621, ESM F622 and ME F631.

2

At least 3 credits must be in advanced mathematics or statistical methods. Recommended electives include: MATH F408, MATH F661, STAT F402, STAT F461, STAT F602, STAT F605 and STAT F611.

Water Resources engineering

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Advanced Water Resources Engineering
Open Channel and River Engineering
Groundwater Dynamics
Sediment Transport
Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
Additional approved electives (9 credits for thesis; 15 credits for project) 19-15
Total Credits21-27
1

Recommended electives include: CE F445, CE F601, CE F603, CE F665, GEOS F616, GEOS F617, GEOS F694, NRM F435 and NRM F670.

See Engineering for Ph.D. program.

See Water and Environmental Science.