Accelerated Civil Engineering Option

Accelerated Master of Science in Civil Engineering

For exceptional students enrolled in an engineering Bachelor of Science degree program, the Civil Engineering Department offers the opportunity to pursue a combined Master of Science degree program. In this option, up to nine hours of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill undergraduate civil/technical elective requirements. These hours will count toward both the BS and MS degree requirements provided that the student is enrolled in the accelerated MS option and receives a B or better in the course.

Students enrolled in the B.S. Civil Engineering program may apply for admission into the five-year B.S./M.S. program after they have completed at least 90 hours of coursework, including at least four CIV courses. The application must accompany 2 letters of recommendation from faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies.  Students should have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 (out of a possible 4.0) in CIV/ES courses for admission. For continued enrollment, a CGPA of 3.2 in undergraduate CIV/ES courses and 3.0 in graduate courses must be maintained. The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements listed in this catalog; the Master of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all master’s degree requirements listed in this catalog. Students admitted to the program may begin to take graduate courses after advisor approval of a course of study. Graduate courses will be considered as satisfying nine (9) credits of undergraduate technical electives required for the B.S. degree.

Approved Courses for the Accelerated Option

Students enrolled in the accelerated option are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and the MSCIV program coordinator to determine appropriate course selection and mode of substitution

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