The online Master of Civil Engineering curriculum provides a rich grounding in theoretical concepts and practical skills. As an R1 research university, MSU offers students exceptional access to industry resources and real-world data, often drawn from the systems that serve the university’s own sprawling campus. Our faculty members teach the quantitative methods and industry-standard software tools that enable professionals to solve vital problems related to pavement and transportation systems.
You’ll work with an academic adviser to determine a customized program plan that fulfills graduation requirements while helping you build the expertise to take on complex engineering projects, qualify for state licensure and progress in your career.
- Master’s students must complete 30 total credit hours (10 courses) to graduate.
- Choose from courses in two specialization areas:
- Transportation Engineering
- Pavement Engineering
Students may take any selection of 24 credit hours (8 courses) in the areas of Transportation Engineering and Pavement Engineering. We currently offer 5 online courses in each specialization. You may choose to focus primarily on one of these areas or split your coursework between the two.
- In addition, all online civil engineering students are required to take two General Courses that cover the fundamentals in statistical theory and programming in R.
Master of Civil Engineering Course Descriptions
Note: Course availability varies by semester. Contact an admission counselor for details.
General Courses (Required)
Transportation Engineering (Choose up to 5)
Pavement Engineering (Choose up to 5)
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