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Civil Engineering, MS

USA

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What will I learn?

The basic requirements for both the master of science in civil engineering and master of science in engineering (environmental engineering) are identical. A total of 30 hours is required for a master's degree, consisting of at least 24 regular course hours and 6 or more thesis research hours for Plan I students. The student’s adviser and supervisory committee work with the student to define an appropriate plan of study that meets all degree requirements, including any prerequisite or preparatory work and a core set of courses as required and specified by each specialty area. Plan I students are required to pass a thesis defense administered by the student’s supervisory committee while Plan II students must pass CE 501 MS Capstone Project Plan II.

Thesis Option (Plan I):

Plan of Study (minimum of 30 credit hours)

6 hours of CE 599 Thesis Research
0-3 hours of CE 593 Practicum/CE 693 Practicum
21-24 hours of approved coursework

  • 9 hours of core coursework (see below)
  • 6 hours maximum of approved 400-level courses
  • 12 hours maximum of approved transfer credit
  • 15 hours minimum of CE courses

Thesis Committee and Defense

  • Minimum of three graduate faculty, with the majority from the department and at least one member from outside the department
  • Maximum of two attempts to pass defense
  • The Committee may require additional prerequisite courses (not allowed as part of the Plan of Study) for those students without an ABET/EAC-accredited degree

Maximum of 6 years to complete degree requirements

Non-Thesis Option (Plan II):

Plan of Study (minimum of 30 credit hours)

0-3 hours of CE 593 Practicum/CE 693 Practicum
0-3 hours of CE 598 Non-Thesis Research
21-27 hours of approved coursework
Approved Coursework (21-27 hours)

  • 9 hours of core coursework (see below)
  • 6 hours maximum of approved 400-level courses
  • 12 hours maximum of approved transfer credit
  • 18 hours minimum of CE courses

3 Hours CE 501 Master Capstone Project
Maximum of 6 years to complete degree requirements

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,460.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2023, 23 August 2023

Venue

College of Engineering

3011 H.M. Comer,

245 7th Avenue,

TUSCALOOSA,

Alabama,

35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission.

For international students

An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) of ABET Inc. and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours completed. An applicant who is not a graduate of EAC/ABET-accredited programs must have Graduate Record Examination general test scores of 300 or higher and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

Application Deadline: Rolling admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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