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Enroll in the Department's civil engineering engineering program, and you will be on a path to a successful and rewarding career. Our program provides hands-on experiences in the field as you work alongside international faculty who have expertise in areas such as composites, construction management, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation or water resources.
We invite you to choose a thesis option or a non-thesis option to earn your master's degree — you choose your path!
You develop your program of study for the degree of Master of Science in civil engineering with an adviser, assigned by the Department chairperson. A minimum of 30 semester hours should include the following:
- 15-18 semester hours in civil engineering, engineering mechanics, and/or thesis-related courses selected from one of the following areas of concentration: engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, or water resources engineering.
- 6-9 semester hours of engineering or basic science electives chosen from current course offerings. For the major concentration of engineering mechanics, 6 semester hours of mathematics (MTH 535 and 551) must be selected as well as 6 semester hours of research on a civil engineering thesis (CEE 599). Upon request of the student, and with the approval of the faculty adviser and the department chair, the 6 thesis hours may be replaced with 6 hours of coursework plus 3 hours of project (CEE 598). A final oral examination is required upon completion of the thesis or project.
- Engineering mechanics
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Transportation engineering
- Water resources engineering
Students and faculty engage in research projects with sponsors such as the Ohio Department of Transportation, the U.S. Air Force and numerous water and wastewater agencies. In and out of the classroom at the University of Dayton, we provide you with the tools needed to become a successful, professional civil engineering graduate student. Work with faculty and other practicing engineers in our impressive laboratories and receive appropriate advising and tutoring to ensure your success.Conduct real-world civil infrastructure design in our capstone class by collaborating with practitioners, industry and government agencies, and interdepartmental majors. Our design studio is highly regarded by civil engineering programs across the country. Its hardware and software are fully funded or heavily sponsored by numerous firms. In addition, our program is one of only a handful in the nation to offer real-life surveying experience — which shows you that you are choosing a program dedicated to preparing you as a complete professional.