This document presents guidelines for admission to the SPSU Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program which is offered to graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula. Admissions standards are set so that admitted students have a firm foundation leading to a high probability of success in the program.
Candidates may receive regular admission or provisional admission depending on an evaluation of the candidate's documented academic and professional record in consideration of the admission criteria discussed below. Note that the admission standards are minimum standards and meeting these standards does not guarantee admission to the MSCE program.
Regular admission may also be granted in other cases based on a review of the applicant's record, including, but not limited to the following:
Provisional admission is offered when there are special circumstances or extenuating conditions, depending on the number of applicants and their quality and if there are adequate resources available to support the needs of the students.
Students granted provisional admission will be required to satisfy additional conditions to remain in the MSCE program. These conditions will be determined on an individual basis but generally consist of successful completion of additional preparatory coursework and/or satisfaction of certain academic expectations. Candidates admitted in this category are normally required to complete their first 12 hours of graduate-level work with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants who are considered for provisional admission are required to submit GRE scores. The minimum GRE scores for provisional admission are as follows:
The minimum required cumulative GPA is 3.0. In some cases provisional admission may be granted for candidates with a slightly lower scores if other parts of their application are particularly strong.
Applicants with ABET accredited degree
Applicants with an ABET accredited BSCE, but who are missing foundational coursework relevant to their technical option, or those who have low grades in individual courses, may be required to complete appropriate foundational coursework with a grade of B or better.
Applicants without ABET accredited BSCE