Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers a challenging graduate program that encompasses advanced study and research leading to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering.  Students seeking this degree must have previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or its equivalent.

  1. Non-Thesis Option
    Credit Hours in Major Area of Specialization: 18
    Credit Hours in Approved Electives: 12
    Total Credit Hours: 30*
  2. Thesis Option
    Credit Hours in Major Area of Specialization: twelve credit hours in Approved Electives: twelve credit hours in CEE 7000 Master's Thesis: 6 Total Credit Hours: 30*

Major Areas of Specialization are:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
  • Geosystems Engineering
  • Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
  • Transportation Systems Engineering

*21 of the 30 hours of coursework must be at the 6000 level or higher

Joint BS/MS Degree Program – Civil Engineering

The joint BS/MS program is designed to attract the best-of-the-best undergraduate students and is especially intended for students who demonstrate an interest in, and ability for, additional education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Students will be eligible to apply for the program after completion of 30 semester credit hours at Georgia Tech and appropriate progress in their degree program.

Students should apply for the program at least three semesters prior to graduation in order to take graduate-level courses prior to receiving their BS degree. Students must have a Georgia Tech GPA of 3.5 or higher for admission into the BS/MS Program in Civil Engineering.

The key components of this program are intense interaction among students and faculty, including mentoring and undergraduate research, and careful advising and course planning to enable students to begin challenging coursework in their fourth year of study.

This program is available only to those completing a Bachelor's degree with a major of Civil Engineering.

Students in the joint BS/MS program remain undergraduates until they meet the requirements for the bachelor's degree, at which point they will receive the BSCE degree. Their status will then be changed to graduate status. Graduate school application fees and the GRE requirements are waived.

Once admitted, a GPA of at least 3.0 must be maintained to remain in the program. Additionally, students in the BS/MS program are eligible to use the Graduate Course Option even if their cumulative grade-point average is below 3.5 at the time they complete their bachelor's degree.