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Purdue University

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

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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.

  • Sustainable Water (SW)
  • Infrastructure, Resiliency and Sustainability (IRS)
  • Smart Mobility (SM)

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.


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

Suggested Curriculum Breakdown:

  • Graduate Applied Math and Statistics Courses -- 6 credit hours
  • Civil Engineering courses -- 15 credit hours
  • Technical electives (Engineering, Mathematics, or Science courses) -- 9 credit hours

Other configurations are possible: Final plan of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee.

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