Why a MSCE? The American Society of Civil Engineers currently supports requiring a Masters degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for the award of a Professional Engineering license. Many states also require a minimum of a Masters degree to teach at the college level. On average, Americans holding a MS degree earn 35% to 50% more than those with only a B.S. degree. The MSCE will also reduce the experience requirement for engineering majors by 1 year from 4 years to 3 years in Georgia. Finally, the MSCE can help prepare you for the Professional Engineering Exam.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) offers concentration in three critical areas: (1) Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, (2) Transportation and Pavement Engineering, and (3) Environmental Engineering and Water Resources.
The Civil Engineering program offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master
of Science with a major in civil engineering. Either option must be approved by the
In addition to a minimum of 24 credits of course work, this option requires a research thesis (6 credits) for a 30 credit minimum total. The research and thesis describe the results of an in-depth research investigation and are directed by a graduate advisor. This option allows for 3 core courses, a 4 course concentration, and 1 course in other concentration.
This option requires a minimum of 30 credits of course work. The Non-Thesis option allows for 3 core courses, a 4 course concentration, and 3 courses in other concentration. This option is well suited to persons with professional experience.