Master of Science in Civil Engineering

We believe you can only pursue excellence through  practice. 

Join a group of students and faculty engaged in research projects with sponsors such as the Ohio Department of Transportation, the U.S. Air Force and numerous water and wastewater agencies.

We offer impressive laboratories, close interaction with faculty in and out of the classroom, opportunities to meet on a regular basis with practicing engineers, and free advising and tutoring programs to ensure the success of every student.

You will conduct real-world civil infrastructure design in our capstone class by collaborating with practitioners, industry and government agencies, and interdepartmental majors.

Our design studio is highly regarded by civil engineering programs across the country. Its hardware and software are fully funded or heavily sponsored by numerous firms. In addition, our program is one of only a handful in the nation to offer real-life surveying experience — which shows you that you are choosing a program dedicated to preparing you as a complete professional.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the civil engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé indicating your preferred area of concentration.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application. 

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Academic Requirements: 
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. 

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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