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Mahesh Ramani

Mahesh Ramani is a senior content editor for the Hotcourses India- an IDP company.


14 Aug 2015 7.3K Book icon 2 mins Share

Study an MS in Civil Engineering without Writing the GRE

Do not want to write the GRE and want to do an MS in Civil Engineering in the USA? Don’t worry, this article lists American universities fitting your needs.

14 Aug 2015 7.3K Book icon 2 mins Share
Mahesh Ramani

Mahesh Ramani is a senior content editor for the Hotcourses India- an IDP company.


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Study an MS in Civil Engineering without Writing the GRE

Amidst the craze for IT, Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, one stream of engineering studies - Civil Engineering - has remained steady. Every year a sizeable number of Indian students join a Masters in Civil Engineering in the USA. A postgraduate degree in Civil Engineering is highly valued with a number of high-profile jobs available in the private construction industry, urban development projects of the government and in the hospitality projects development business. Most American universities require applicants to submit a valid GRE score when applying to an engineering programme. This article gives you an insight into some top-ranked universities that allow you to join an MS or an ME in Civil Engineering without submitting a GRE score.

University List:

  • Iowa State University
  • University of Washington
  • George Mason University
  • University of Minnesota
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Norwich University

Iowa State University:

Iowa State University is one of America’s leading universities offering programmes in diverse subject areas. The College of Engineering at Iowa is one of the best of its kind; focused on offering research-intensive degrees in various areas of engineering. The University has a strong community of Indian students.

University of Washington:

The University of Washington is one of America’s premier universities with campuses in Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle. Ranked number 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings and educating more than 54,000 students annually, UW is a great place to study.

George Mason University:

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University offers an excellent selection of engineering programmes covering a range of subject-areas ¬-- from core civil and mechanical engineering degrees to robotics and cyber-security and big-data analytics.

University of Minnesota:

The University of Minnesota is a leading research-intensive university with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and the ‘Twin Cities’ - Minneapolis and St. Paul. With over 6,000 international students from 142 countries the University offers a vibrant learning experience.

California State University, Sacramento:

Also known as Sacramento State University, CSU offers a number of graduate engineering programs to its students and has a strong community of Indian students. The beautiful 300-acre campus is home to the California Smart Grid Center, which develops technological solutions to help utility companies respond to peak electrical power demands.

Norwich University:

Established in 1819, Norwich University is based out of Vermont and offers an excellent selection of programs to both military personnel and civilians. Norwich also welcomes international students from around the world and students can apply for scholarships as well.


University admission requirements tend to keep changing with each admission intake. Hence applicants are advised to verify with the university about the exact admissions and entry requirements required to study an MS in Civil Engineering.

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