Masters Programs

Masters Programs

With expert instructors and leaders in their fields, the department offers Masters degree programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Managements, Ocean Engineering, Maritime Systems, and Environmental Engineering, each with a variety of specializations to prepare students for a fulfilling career.

Master of Engineering – Civil Engineering
Three areas of concentrations are available in this program: Structural, Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental, and Water Resources Engineering.

Master of Science – Construction Management
The program consists of five core and five elective courses of a practical nature, including those dealing with financial, legal, safety, and administrative aspects relevant to the construction industry. Theory is integrated into realistic problems that arise within today's competitive construction arena. The program has been designed with flexibility so that the student's interest in a special area can be satisfied.

Master of Engineering – Ocean Engineering
The program covers topics in coastal engineering, sediment transport, mixing processes in coastal and estuarine waters, motion of vessels in waves, underwater acoustics and marine meteorology. Basic areas of study encompass oceanography, hydrodynamics and naval architecture.

Master of Science – Maritime Systems
This program combines a multi-disciplinary core curriculum with six areas of specialized concentration: Maritime Security, Maritime Systems Management, Maritime Environment,Maritime Structures, and Maritime Transport

Master of Engineering – Environmental Engineering
The Environmental Engineering graduate program is divided into three areas of concentration: Environmental Processes, Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control, and Inland and Coastal Environmental Hydrodynamics.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at