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Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

from Purdue University's School of Engineering
#2 - Best Online Civil Engineering Graduate Program
  • $22,500
  • 30 Credit Hours
  • Fully Online
  • 1-4 years

Master's Overview

*GRE scores are not required to apply to the program

With the Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue's esteemed department of civil engineering, you will gain expertise with education in a cross-section of topics that meet your interests and provide you the skills needed to succeed in today's world. This online master's in civil engineering 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 online master's degree, you will be supported by a dedicated faculty advisor(s) and a team of professionals to help you succeed in online courses, plan and support your envisioned career path.

This fully online program enables future civil engineers and learners to take a deep dive into civil engineering with hands-on explorations of real case studies. Learners can choose from 3 interdisciplinary tracks.

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

Specializations within this civil engineering program will expose graduate students to concepts in environmental engineering, hydraulic/hydrologic engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, geomatics engineering, architectural engineering, earthquake engineering and materials engineering.

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  • #2
    Best Online Civil Engineering Graduate Program
    U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • #3
    Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs
    U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • #3
    Best Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program
    U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • #7
    Best Engineering School
    U.S. News & World Report, 2021



  • Tuition (30 credits at $750 each)

Important dates & deadlines

Summer 2022

  • Priority Application Deadline
    April 1, 2022
  • Final Application Deadline
    May 1, 2022
  • Program Start Date
    May 16, 2022

Fall 2022

  • Priority Application Deadline
    May 15, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    August 1, 2022
  • Program Start Date
    August 23, 2022

Priority Deadlines: Complete and submit your application by this deadline to ensure consideration for the intended start.

Final Deadlines: Completed and submitted applications will be considered for the intended start if timeline permits. Otherwise, your application will be considered for the next semester.

Prerequisite coursework

Math Background:

Three semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.

Engineering Background:

Preferred undergraduate degree or background in Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related field. Other course prerequisites may apply, depending on classes you choose to enroll in.

Application requirements

A full Master’s program application includes the following:

  • An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Professional Resume
  • 3 Letters of Professional Recommendation
  • TOEFL: Required for International Students. This requirement is waived for applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree or graduate or professional degree, within the last 36 months at the time of recommendation for admission, from a school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country/location where English is the native language.


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

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  • The GRE is required, however, we do not have a minimum required score.
  • Yes.
  • US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for Federal Financial Aid. All federal financial aid benefits and restrictions apply to enrolled MS Civil Engineering students. Federal aid enrollment requirements apply.
  • No. This program is a course-based self-funded Master’s program.
  • This online degree provides an accredited degree: Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
  • Yes. Additional details can be found at: (question #8)
  • Yes. This is the same degree and content that our on-campus students receive.
  • TA and instructor help
  • Project engineers; project managers; design engineer; CEOs of small to large companies.