Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, M.S.


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Departmental Degree Requirements


To receive an MS degree in CEE, the student should complete all the MS requirements specified by the University and the College of Engineering. Additionally, certain departmental requirements listed below shall also be satisfied:

Thesis Option


An MSCE program of study with thesis option requires a minimum of 31 semester hours of graduate-level coursework which are on the program of study approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee, including one semester hour of CEE 6910 - CEE Graduate Seminar , and a minimum of six (6) hours of thesis completed under the supervision of the graduate advisor (31 hours). At least 15 credit hours of graduate coursework must be CEE courses. The required thesis should document the student’s research to the satisfaction of both the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Graduate School. The student must also successfully defend his/her thesis before the graduate advisory committee. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is also required. Other departmental requirements may apply.

Degree Requirements

  • Core Required Course: 1 hour
  • Concentration Area Requirement*: 15 hours
  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 9 hours
  • Research Requirement: 6 hours
  • Degree Total Requirements: 31 hours

* Concentration Area and Advisor Approved Electives maybe selected from CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level courses.

Core Required Course (1 hour)


Concentration Area Requirement (15 hours)


Selection of appropriate courses (CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Advisor Approved Electives (9 hours)


Selection of appropriate courses (CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Research Requirement (6 hours)


Non-Thesis Option


An MSCE program of study with non-thesis option requires a minimum of 34 credit hours of graduate course work, as specified in the student’s approved Program of Study. The program of study shall include 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework, one semester hour of CEE 6910 - CEE Graduate Seminar , and three (3) semester hours for CEE 6980  Special Topics (Project Work) course. At least 15 credit hours of graduate coursework exclusive of CEE 6980  must be CEE courses. The Special Topics course will demonstrate the student’s capability to engage in independent learning. Non-thesis MSCE students will have to submit a project report on CEE 6980 , present the project results, and pass an oral comprehensive exam. Other departmental requirements may apply.

Degree Requirements

  • Core Required Course: 1 hour
  • Concentration Area Requirement*: 15 hours
  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 15 hours
  • Design Requirement: 3 hours
  • Total Degree Requirements: 34 hours

* Selection of appropriate courses (CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Core Required Course (1 hour)


Concentration Area Requirements (15 hours)


Selection of appropriate courses (CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Advisor Approved Electives (15 hours)


Selection of appropriate courses (CEE 5000, 6000, 7000 level) will be made in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

Design Requirement (3 hours)


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