Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering

The M.S.E. in Civil Engineering program at LMU aims to position working professionals and graduates with science and engineering backgrounds interested in earning an advanced degree to gain a deeper understanding of principles required to solve pertinent environmental problems and sustainably manage our water and infrastructure resources for future generations. Our bespoke program offers evening classes and emphasis options to ensure you are getting the education you need to create an ideal, sustainable future.

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Our Southern California backdrop exposes students to the most advanced, current, and sustainable modern solutions to environmental problems. Sustainable engineering approaches and solutions relevant to today’s world are embedded into the curriculum, and students can choose between:

Environmental Engineering focuses on the most advanced, proven, and sustainable approaches to protect and improve water quality in urban and natural settings through effective management of pollution sources.

Environmental Engineering

Water Resources Engineering is centered on the sustainable management, theory, and modeling of hydrological processes in natural systems and water conveyance, storage, and flood protection in urban systems.

Water Resources Engineering

Why Choose Seaver College?

Coastal Research

The Coastal Research Institute provides students with applied research opportunities to implement solutions to problems along the ocean’s coasts.

Experienced Instructors

Rachel Adams has been working for more than twenty years to detect, track, and clean up DDT in the ocean’s waters.

Varied Research

Our faculty is engaged in a wide range of relevant research covering pollution, sustainability, conservation and more.

Student Community

The Civil Engineering Council for Industry Partnerships serves to inspire and empower civil and environmental engineering students to advance the LMU legacy by becoming successful professionals and passionate leaders.

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Why LMU?

  • Courses taught by full-time LMU faculty or part-time faculty actively working in the industry
  • Small class sizes offer valuable faculty mentorships for professional growth and career advancement
  • Special-study courses tailored to student needs and interests
  • Covers a broad range of areas in the field ideal for full-time students looking to advance their education and industry professionals ready to move into leadership and administration positions
  • A people-first curriculum designed with the help of national experts
  • Follows LMU's mission to encourage learning, educate the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice
  • Total students: 10,165 — Graduate students: 1,734
  • Seaver College graduate students: 185
  • Average Graduate Class Size: 13
  • Full-time vs Part-time enrollment: 24.3% vs 75.6 %
  • Male to female ratio: 60.54 % to 39.46 %

Student Testimonial

The career paths pursued by Seaver College graduates are diverse and inspiring: surgeons, civil engineers, law enforcement, politics, education and more. A common theme among them is a dimension of social entrepreneurship and humanitarian work. The skills and tools acquired in our classrooms and laboratories — combined with personalized career resources and a loyal alumni network — create opportunities for professional growth.

"Loyola Marymount University's civil engineering program is one of the only programs offered in the LA area that allows you to work and pursue your degree at the same time."

-Brianna R. Pagán, M.S.E. Civil Engineering Alum, Current Deputy Manager at NASA and Guest Lecturer at LMU

How To Apply

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (one copy) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's ability to succeed in the graduate program based on previous academic and/or professional performance
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Civil Engineering Master’s Program fits into your career development
  • The GRE is not required for admission into the Civil Engineering Master's Program
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Fast Track Options

Eager To Enter The Workforce? Check out LMU’s fast-track degree options, where you can earn your graduate degree quickly and start making strides in your field.