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School of CEEES | Glenn Department of Civil Engineering

Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering

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Masters of Science

Every aspect of the Civil Engineering Masters program was designed to help meet the needs of employers. Students pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree select one of six major program areas. The Department offers two pathways leading to the M.S. degree: a research-based thesis option or a coursework-only option.

M.S. Program

Masters of Engineering

The master of engineering degree was designed to help working professionals in risk management, risk engineering, and safety. Classes introduce traditional engineering methods and techniques with applications in risk-centric domains. Students will complete a capstone project at the end of the program. The degree can be achieved by stacking certificates.

Online MEng Program
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Doctor of Philosophy

Students pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy select one of six major program areas within the Department. There are no formal course requirements; however, each program area has individual degree requirements. Ph.D. students can enter the program with or without an M.S. Degree, but is dependent on the number of credits earned past a bachelor's degree.

Ph.D. Program

Online Graduate Certificates

There are currently five certificate programs available within the Civil Engineering department. Certificates can be stacked to earn a master's degree in an emphasis area. Classes for each certificate program are taught entirely online, allowing industry professionals flexibility in acquiring additional skills.

Certificate Programs
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B.S./M.S. Combined Program

Civil engineering undergraduates at Clemson University may begin a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program while completing their Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The combined program provides undergraduate students a head-start on graduate studies by allowing them to use a limited number of graduate courses to satisfy requirements for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.

B.S./M.S. Program

Ready to Apply?

Those interested in applying to the graduate program in civil engineering should submit all supporting material directly to Graduate Admissions through the application portal. Clemson University students with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.4 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores but are encouraged to take the exam. Two references are required for M.S. applicants, and three are required for Ph.D. applicants.

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