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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Civil Engineering

Why this degree?

The Master of Civil Engineering provide students an opportunity for advanced training and specialization through programs in construction engineering and management (on-campus students only), environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics/hydrology (on-campus students only), pavements and materials, structural engineering, and transportation engineering (on-campus students only).

You are eligible to apply if...

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (transcripts required) are eligible.
  • The GRE is required, and TOEFL scores are required for international applicants.
  • Additional course work may be required as prerequisites upon faculty review and communicated with the student prior to offiical admission to the graduate program.
  • Three letters of recommendation are also required. 

To complete the program you must...

  • Online students may choose a non-thesis option, except with special permission from the department to complete a thesis.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate level (other than CIVL 7990 Research and Thesis) courses, such as:
    • CIVL 6116 Open Channel Hydraulics
    • CIVL 6126 Hydrologic Analysis and Modeling
    • CIVL 6156 Groundwater Hydraulics
    • CIVL 6166 Stormwater Management and Modeling
    • CIVL 6176 Numerical Solutions for Hydro-Environmental Applications
    • CIVL 6216 Chemical Principles of Environmental
    • CIVL 6246 Air Pollution
    • CIVL 6256 Biological Principles of Environmental
    • CIVL 6266 Surface Water Quality Modeling
    • CIVL 6336 Landfills
    • CIVL 6346 Geosynthetics and Soil Improvements
    • CIVL 6356 Earth Retaining Structures
    • CIVL 6446 Construction Equipment and Methods
    • CIVL 6506 Traffic Engineering Analysis
    • CIVL 6566 Planning for Multimodal Transportation System
    • CIVL 6606 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    • CIVL 6626 Pre-Stressed Concrete Design
    • CIVL 6636 Advanced Concrete Materials
    • CIVL 6646 Structural Masonry Design
    • CIVL 6656 Advanced Steel Design
    • CIVL 6666 Bridge Engineering
    • CIVL 6676 Advanced Structural Analysis
    • CIVL 6696 Timber Design
    • CIVL 6706 Design for Lateral Loads
    • CIVL 6716 Structural Repair
    • CIVL 6726 Reliability of Structures
    • CIVL 6816 Pavement Design and Construction
    • CIVL 7146 Ecohydrology
    • CIVL 7216 Methods of Pollutant Analysis in
      Environmental Engineering
    • CIVL 7226 Water and Wastewater Operations
      and Processes I
    • CIVL 7236 Water and Wastewater Operations
      and Processes II
    • CIVL 7246 Water and Wastewater Operations
      and Processes III
    • CIVL 7256 Biological Wastewater Treatment
    • CIVL 7266 Environmental Nutrient Control Processes
    • CIVL 7316 Foundation Engineering
    • CIVL 7336 Soil Properties
    • CIVL 7366 Earth Slopes and Dams
    • CIVL 7396 Insitu Testing of Soil
    • CIVL 7616 Structural Dynamics I
    • CIVL 7626 Structural Dynamics II
    • CIVL 7636 Advanced Stress Analysis
    • CIVL 7646 Stability of Structures
    • CIVL 7656 Advanced Analysis of Framed Structures
    • CIVL 7666 Finite Element Methods in Structural
    • CIVL 7686 Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
    • CIVL 7716 Applied Elasticity
    • CIVL 7726 Earthquake Engineering
    • CIVL 7826 Advanced Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
    • CIVL 7846 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation
    • CIVL 7986 Engineering Project
    • CIVL 7976 Advanced Flow and Water Quality Models
  • Complete a plan of study, approved by the student's advisory committee

 *View a complete CIVL course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginnng in "D" (e.g., CIVL 6330 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

What can you expect?

Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate program, you will work with your major advisor to create a plan of study that will need to be approved by your graduate advising committee.

To learn more about the graduate program in civil engineering, please contact the graduate program officer, Xing Fang, Arthur H. Feagin chair professor —

Applying for the Master of Civil Engineering

  • 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/TOEFL scores and official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
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