Graduate Programs

CEE Graduate Degrees

General Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is required. For full-time graduate students, six credit hours may involve research and completion of a thesis, with approval from the student’s advisor, with an additional 24 credit hours of coursework. The program also has the flexibility to meet the needs of part-time students, already working in industry, who typically take the non-thesis route with 30 credit hours of coursework. All Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate courses are offered with evening class times or via distance learning to accommodate the schedule of working professionals. 

Secondary Specialties

Students can choose to group at least three elective courses (nine credit hours) into the following secondary specialties: smart and resilient infrastructure, environmental health and compliance, or global and sustainable development. Secondary specialties are optional. If students wish to pursue this option, they must complete the core courses from one Civil and Environmental Engineering primary specialty and at least nine credit hours in one of the secondary specialties.

 

Online and Hybrid Degrees

Students interested in our online and hybrid degrees can learn more information and download our brochure by clicking the 'CEE Online Degrees' button below. 

M.S. in Civil Engineering

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Lyle’s master’s in Civil Engineering degree program offers four areas of emphasis, including construction management, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and transportation systems management, while providing breadth in the areas of environmental engineering and water resources.

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M.S. in Environmental Engineering

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

The M.S. in Environmental Engineering program emphasizes engineering analysis and design of both technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems, while broadly addressing the fundamental science and regulatory aspects of the field.

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Master of Arts in Sustainability and Development

Master of Arts in Sustainability and Development

The M.A. with a major in Sustainability and Development offers a graduate-level degree to students looking for advanced education in the growing fields of sustainability and development. The program will produce graduates who will connect and contribute to the local community and devise solutions to challenges on the national and international level. MASD Program Director: Jessie Zarazaga

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Dual M.S./MBA in Civil Engineering/Business Administration

The Lyle School of Engineering and the Cox School of Business offer a two-year, dual-degree with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration, with as few as 68 semester credit hours. The overall educational objective of this joint program is to impart the necessary breadth and depth in business and engineering for those individuals preparing for leadership roles in technology firms. The program is intended for full-time graduate students with bachelor’s degrees in engineering or science.

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Dual M.S./MBA in Environmental Engineering/Business Administration

The Lyle School of Engineering and the Cox School of Business offer a two-year, dual-degree with a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration, with as few as 68 semester credit hours. The overall educational objective of this joint program is to impart the necessary breadth and depth in business and engineering for those individuals preparing for leadership roles in technology firms. The program is intended for full-time graduate students with bachelor’s degrees in engineering or science.

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Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

A student admitted to the Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program is expected to have been awarded a master’s degree in the same or a closely related program, or to earn a master’s degree simultaneously during the course of the program. Specific details about the Ph.D. program requirements are found in the link below.

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