The purpose of this program is to offer qualified undergraduate students an accelerated program of study leading to a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the end of five years of study. Students benefit from the efficiency of a continuous, coordinated sequence of subjects that allows for reduced credit hour requirements. Students can receive the B.S. in Engineering at the end of the fourth year and the M.S. in Engineering at the end of the fifth year if all requirements are met.
Application to the five-year program is made during the second semester of the junior year. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 based upon the first five semesters of grades, is required for admission into the program.
Applicants who satisfy the Graduate School and departmental admission requirements for the five-year program will be assigned to a graduate faculty member who will act as their program advisor. The M.S.C.E. degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours. These 30 hours include at least 24 hours in class and seminar study, of which at least 18 hours must be at the 500 level or higher. Courses at the 400 level are designed for seniors, but may be taken by graduate students for graduate credit if written approval is given by the student’s advisor.
A student seeking a five-year M.S.C.E. must choose an area of specialized study. These areas include: environmental, geotechnical, geoenvironmental, structural, and transportation engineering. Programs of study in each of these areas are described in the Graduate Catalog.