What will I learn?

Program Description

The Master of Science in Structural Engineering consists of 30 units for the thesis or project plan and 33 units for the comprehensive examination plan.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Structural Engineering program shall have ability to:

Demonstrate extensive mastery of the subject matter in structural engineering at a deeper theoretical and applied level beyond the fundamental knowledge gained in the undergraduate course sequence.

Apply principles of engineering mechanics and use appropriate tools to solve complex structural engineering problems.

Design and evaluate structural components and systems to meet the desired needs.

Plan, compose and integrate verbal, written and graphical communication to technical and nontechnical audiences.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$8,472.00 per year
Tuition and fees: USD $4,236 for seven or more units per semester plus USD $396 per unit

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

Start date

19 January 2022, 24 August 2022


College of Engineering and Computer Science

California State University,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a post-secondary degree equal to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

For international students

A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or in an allied field with some equivalency to Engineering, from an accredited university or college.

Approval by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the department.

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.5

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 58

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 79; Paper-based score: 550

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 4.0

DET – Duolingo English Test: 105

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


About California State University Northridge

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