Master of Science Program

The Department offers a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering. Within this degree program, students can choose among various areas of focus.

Program Overview

As one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. and developing countries, new methods and technologies are emerging in civil and environmental engineering. Environmental engineering students use one of the world's largest wastewater treatment plants as a real-world laboratory to improve the water quality of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Structural engineering students study earthquake engineering, extreme event design of structures, and bridge design on a state-of-the-art, six-degrees-of-freedom earthquake simulator. And transportation engineering students learn from faculty and experts at GW's National Crash Analysis Center and the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory.

Master's Degree Program Requirements

Besides the requirements listed in the Graduate Programs Bulletin, you should demonstrate familiarity with computers and evidence of capacity for graduate study to apply for this program. If you choose the thesis option, you must complete 24 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis research; with the non-thesis option, you must take 33 credit hours.

Areas of Focus

Select any of the areas of focus below to see their course requirements:


Program Entry

The department offers a Fall, Spring or  Summer semester program entry for its MS program. To apply for Summer semester entry for the MS program, the deadline is March 1. (Non-F1 Visa-seeking applicants only unless exception requested by faculty advisor)