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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Civil Engineering - Pavement and Materials Option

Why this degree?

The Master of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in pavement and materials is structure to advance the working engineer's knowledge and skills in the rapdily changing field of pavement engineering. Engineers in the pavements and materials area are responsible for roadway design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. 

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing
  • The GRE is required, and TOEFL scores are required for international applicants
  • Additional course work may be required as prereqisites upon faculty review and communicated with the student prior to offiical admission to the graduate program

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate level course work which may include:
    • - CIVL 6816 Pavement Design and Construction
    • - CIVL 6826 Design and Production of Asphalt Paving Mixtures*
    • - CIVL 7826 Advanced Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
    • - CIVL 7846 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation
    • - CIVL 7866 Pavement Construction
    • - CIVL 7870 Advanced Characterization of Pavement Materials*
    • - CIVL 7976 Sustainable Pavements / Infrastructure
      *Requires a week-long lab at the
       National Center for Asphalt Technology
  • Complete a plan of study, approved by the student's advisory committee


What can you expect?

  • For more information about this program, please contact:
    • Benjamin Bowers, assistant professor of the
      Department of Civil Engineering
    • Fabricio Leiva, assistant research professor of the
      National Center for Asphalt Technology

Applying for the Master of Civil Engineering - Pavement and Materials Option

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account)
  • Upload your letter of intent, resume and three recommendation letters
  • Submit official GRE scores and transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
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