Today's civil engineering professionals must develop safe, sustainable, aesthetically engaging, efficient and structurally-sound systems for public and private use. Because civil engineers are called upon to work on large projects of an interdisciplinary nature, they must be able to work in teams and communicate effectively while upholding ethical standards of professional practice. A master's degree demonstrates a commitment to the field and a superior understanding of the discipline that can be extremely advantageous in the job market.

At Stevens, the civil engineering master's program goes beyond studying theory and focuses on research and the practical application of engineering principles. Being located in the heart of the metropolitan area allows graduate students to explore the industry and acquire hands-on experience while studying. Graduate study is intimately linked with faculty's research activities, aligning with four concentrations that are offered in the master's program.