M.S. Civil Engineering

Develop a greater technical competency in your area of interest

M.S. Civil Engineering

You will be motivated to grow intellectually through our master's program in civil engineering. The transformative experience will help you to be active, articulate, and socially aware of key issues facing infrastucture and society so that you are a lifelong contributor to the civil engineering profession.

At Temple Engineering you will have a high degree of flexibility in your plan of study. With two-thirds of the coursework in electives, you will have the ability to tailor the coursework to your career. The intimate relationships developed with faculty will provide many opportunities for exploration in your chosen area of interest. Small class sizes further advance your learning so that you gain the most knowledge from this experience.

Research Areas

  • Construction Management
  • Geophysical imaging
  • Instrumentation and sensor technoloty
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Pavement management and rehab
  • Scour countermeasures for bridges
  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Transportation Engineering

Required Courses (9 semester hours)

Students choose 3 of the courses listed below:

  • CEE 5211 Bridge Design
  • CEE 5212 Transportation Engineering Materials
  • CEE 5241 Urban Transportation Systems and Asset Management
  • CEE 5421 Structural Dynamics
  • CEE 5821 Foundation Engineering
  • CEE 5822 Earth Retaining Systems

Elective Courses (21 semester hours)

You may choose from a variety of coursework in areas such as Advanced Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Earthquake, Engineering, Behavior and Design of Steel Structures and Structural Design of Pavements.

Degree Requirements

For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required; a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester hours (approximately 6 courses) must be in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. After completing first 9 graduate semester hours, or by the end of the first semester, you will need to select a graduate advisor from the full-time department faculty. Together, you will develop a plan of study that is tailored to your interests.

You may complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Degree requirements can be fulfilled either with or without a graduate thesis. The thesis option includes 24 semester hours of coursework and 6 semester hours of master’s thesis. Non-thesis option can be completed with 27 semester hourse of coursework and 3 credits of a research project or additional 3 credit course. 

For more information about curriculum and course requirements review the Civil Engineering M.S. Bulletin

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