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Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering



Civil Engineering Graduate Programs | 
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Civil engineering is among the oldest disciplines at Clemson University, having been taught since the foundation of the University in 1889. Today, the Department is home to more than 350 undergraduate students, 120 graduate students, 25 faculty, 10 staff, and civil engineering graduate courses in six areas of concentration.

We live in a world of ever-increasing societal challenges. Creative solutions for many of these challenges are developed within the civil engineering profession. Our civil engineering graduate program is focused on collaborative research aimed at solving the complex challenges of infrastructure and the built environment and emphasizes engineering practice and the advancement of engineering knowledge through research and coursework.

There are many benefits in choosing our civil engineering graduate program, including:

  • “Graduate Program Alumni in 46 U.S. States”
  • “$69,569 – Average Starting Salary for M.S. Graduates in 2019”
  • “.7 PhDs produced per tenure/tenure-tracked faculty member in 2019”

Concentration Areas

Graduate students can study in one of seven program areas or pursue cross-disciplinary research within the Department of Civil Engineering, or across Departmental and College boundaries. Our six major program areas are:

Degrees Offered

We offer Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering (thesis and non-thesis options), an on-line Masters of Civil Engineering and Graduate Certificates focused on Risk Engineering & System Analytics (see website for eligibility),Digital Technologies and Construction AutomationCertificate Design and Computational Modeling of of Geotechnical Systems and a Civil Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree.


Degrees Offered