Civil Engineering MS Degree
Advance Your Career Leadership in Civil Engineering
Continue working while completing The University of Texas at Tyler’s master’s degree in civil engineering in just 2 years with evening classes on campus as well as some online course options.
- Heighten your expertise in civil engineering specialty areas while gaining a competitive edge for advancement in your career.
- Study in a civil engineering master’s program that complies with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century, the latest edition of the industry standard for professional practice.
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Most students in our master’s program are already professionals in the civil engineering field. This program prepares you to assume senior-level positions at engineering firms and provide leadership solving such critical infrastructure challenges as pollution, traffic congestion, water impurities, energy needs and urban crowding and improving community planning.
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Master’s in Civil Engineering: Developing Leaders. Honing Skills.
- Choose from 3 options to earn your graduate school degree:
- Research, which includes preparing a research thesis and completing graduate coursework and examinations
- Professional practice, which includes completing a capstone design project, in addition to coursework with a focus on professional practice
- Technical and management development, which includes completing additional courses to develop business management and engineering management skills
- Work closely with a UT Tyler engineering advisor to direct your master’s program to meet your career goals.
- Participate in faculty research in areas ranging from the core-drilling method and structural evaluation to water demand forecasting, transportation and more.
- Study in small graduate school classes to benefit from personalized faculty attention.
- Network with peers as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter that features speakers, sponsors activities like the concrete canoe contest and keeps students connected with their career profession.
Civil Engineering Faculty: Broad Experience. Excellent Teaching.
- Engage in research alongside professors who are regularly awarded research funding by leading corporations and major government agencies including TxDOT and TxAIRE.
- Learn with faculty who are student-focused and dedicated to excellence in teaching, including earning such recognition as the ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award.
- Study with professors who have had significant real-world experience in the field, working with the Utah Department of Transportation, SAS Institute, Inc., National Remote Sensing Agency, Southwest Institute of Forensic Science, the Peace Corps and other top employers.
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Civil Engineering Courses: Challenging. Career-Oriented.
Civil Engineering Seminar – Explore current and historic topics in various areas of civil engineering. Speakers may include off-campus experts in the profession.
Operations Research and Advanced Mathematics – Gain an introduction to operations research techniques and advanced mathematics for the analysis of engineering systems. Discuss principles of problem identification and model formulation, linear and nonlinear programming, integer programming, multi-objective programming, dynamic programming and network programming. The course covers foundations of risk analysis, statistical modeling and computer simulation. Topics also include advanced linear algebra, partial differential equations and Fourier analysis.
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering – Pursue a structured study of civil engineering topics that are not covered in other courses. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits if different topics are covered.
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Career Outlook for Civil Engineering
A graduate degree in civil engineering is essential for faculty positions and for employment in certain research and development programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, starting salaries in the civil engineering field are among the highest paid. Graduates from UT Tyler’s MS in civil engineering program have gone on to jobs ranging from working with state highway departments and oil companies to designing buildings and water systems. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Civil Engineers.