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Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

from Purdue University
#6 Best Civil Engineering Graduate Program
  • $22,500
  • 30 Credit Hours
  • Fully Online
  • 1-4 years

Master's Overview

With the Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, you will gain expertise with an online degree that provides education in a cross-section of topics that not only meet your interests but will also provide you the skills needed to succeed in today's world. The program is designed for experienced professionals and for those beginning their careers. You will be able to balance your full-time job with your studies.

Our world-renowned faculty members will help you develop innovative thinking approaches to address practical complex problems. Throughout your program, you will be supported by a dedicated faculty advisor(s) and a team of professionals to help you plan and support your envisioned career path.

This fully online program enables students to take a deep dive into civil engineering and choose from 3 interdisciplinary tracks.

  • Water Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
  • Transportation Systems

Within these tracks, learners will be exposed to concepts in environmental engineering, hydraulic/hydrologic engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, geomatics engineering, architectural engineering and materials engineering.

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  • #6
    Best Civil Engineering Graduate Program
    U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #17
    Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • #9
    Best College of Engineering
    U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #5
    Best Civil Undergraduate Program
    U.S. News & World Report, 2020



  • Tuition (30 credits at $750 each)

Important dates & deadlines

Spring 2021

  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2020
  • Program Start Date
    January 11, 2021

Fall 2021

  • Application Deadline
    May 1, 2021
  • Program Start Date
    August 23, 2021

Prerequisite coursework

Math Background:

Three semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.

Engineering Background:

Preferred undergraduate background in Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related field. Other course prerequisites may apply depending on classes you choose to enroll in.

Application requirements

A full Master’s program application includes the following:

  • An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Resume
  • 3 Letters of Professional Recommendation
  • GRE
  • TOEFL: Required for International Students. This requirement is waived for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree, within the last 36 months at the time of recommendation for admission, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language.


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Our courses are 1, 2 or 3 credit hours.

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  • The GRE is required, however, we do not have a minimum required score.
  • Yes
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for Federal Financial Aid. All federal financial aid benefits and restrictions apply to enrolled MS Civil Engineering students. Federal aid enrollment requirements apply.
  • No. This program is a course-based self-funded Master’s program.
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Yes. Additional details can be found at: (question #8)
  • Yes. This is the same degree and content that our on-campus students receive.
  • TA and instructor help
  • Project engineers; project managers; design engineer; CEOs of small to large companies.