Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program 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 21st century environmental problems and sustainably manage our water and infrastructure resources for future generations. In our career-advancing evening master’s program, students are primed to specialize in:

  • Environmental Engineering, with a focus 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
  • Water Resources Engineering, centered on the sustainable management, theory, and modeling of hydrological processes in natural systems and water conveyance, storage, and flood projection in urban systems

Consider the benefits of the master's in civil engineering program:

  • Strong Industry Ties: Our modern and professionally relevant courses are taught by faculty distinguished in industry and academia.
  • Science to Engineering Pathway: Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees can earn a degree in civil engineering by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and completing the required coursework.
  • Evening Program: Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate both full‐time students and working professionals.

Students also have the option to pursue career-boosting, three-course certificates in several different areas or a Master's degree in Environmental Science focused on sustainable management and environmental protection from local to global scales.

Rigorous, industry-focused graduate curriculum
Opportunities for professionals to deepen their knowledge in key areas
Explore different research topics students can participate in
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Traci Minamide, M.S. ’87 utilizes her civil engineering master's degree to keep the city of Los Angeles’ wastewater systems safe and efficient.
Brianna Pagán, M.S. ’17, is continuing research started at LMU on climate change and water resource engineering and applying it to her doctoral studies in Belgium.
John Dorsey, professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, has spent much of his career protecting the water and marine life he loves so much.