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M.S. in Civil Engineering

The Masters degree program is offered as a general Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree with a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option will consist of 15 credits of core courses, 6 credits of elective courses, and 9 thesis credits. The program of study is intended to be completed over three semesters plus the summer semester for research. The non-thesis option will consist of the 15 credit core course curriculum plus 15 elective credits in an advisor-approved program of study. Each degree option may be pursued either as a five-year accelerated BS/MS program for Embry-Riddle Civil Engineering students, or as a three semester program for those with a BS from another institution or Embry-Riddle engineering discipline.

Degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program must:

  • Have completed a B.S. degree in an ABET-accredited engineering program (or international equivalent) or a closely related engineering discipline;

    • Applicants to the five-year BS/MS program are eligible to apply with 90 earned credits towards the B.S. degree with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in CIV/ES courses

  • Have a CGPA of 3.0

  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Submit a complete application package before the deadline specified in the University catalog.

International applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve the minimum score requirement of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System) as required by the University.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is granted to students who complete the course work described below. The program consists of fifteen (15) credits of required core courses and fifteen credits of advisor-approved electives, which may be taken in a thesis or non-thesis option.

  • Non-thesis option: 15 credits of advisor-approved electives
  • Thesis option: 6 credits of advisor-approved electives, plus 9 credits of thesis research

The MS CIV Program Core Courses establish the foundation for entering professional practice in the field of Civil Engineering.

Program Core Requirements

CIV 502Wind Engineering3
CIV 504Bridge Engineering3
CIV 506Transportation Systems Engineering3
CIV 508Environmental Engineering3
CIV 510Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement3
Total Credits15

Non-Thesis Option

CIV Core Courses15
Graduate Electives (Advisor approved)15
Total Credits30

Thesis Option

Civil Engineering Core Courses15
Graduate Electives (Advisor approved)6
Thesis Research9
Total Credits30