Masters in Civil Engineering Program Rankings

Masters in Civil Engineering Program Rankings

Masters in Civil Engineering Program Rankings

There are several sets of rankings for schools of engineering in this country. US News and World Report puts out one of them, but touches principally on the undergraduate programs and does not acknowledge some of the engineering specialty schools in the country. While those have largely been replaced by traditional universities, several decades ago there were many schools of mining and schools of engineering that operated as quality stand-alone institutions.

Our selection of the civil engineering programs takes into account programs with academic diversity that have a range of engineering disciplines within the department. In addition, we have recognized schools that have retained the wide range of options which have been spun off of civil engineering in recent years as separate degrees but which include them as options for civil engineering students as well. A master's in civil engineering is in many ways a level of specialization for a student who has completed a bachelor's in engineering; the options such as construction, transportation and structural engineering are left as part of a graduate program in civil engineering at most of the quality engineering schools. Finally, we acknowledged the engineering schools that have taken the initiative to develop online masters in civil engineering programs or similar professional education degrees.

1. University of Florida has developed a thirty credit, ten course online master's degree in civil and coastal engineering that covers all of the baseline areas necessary for the civil engineering profession. Project management and construction management & scheduling are two of the course modules that touch on field management. Courses in geo systems, traffic engineering, public works planning and construction engineering are also part of the curriculum, with several of these topics covered by more than one course. The online master's in civil engineering at UF is designed to be a twenty four month program but offers flexibility for working students.

2. Johns Hopkins University has an school of engineering that has developed an online degree option for the master's in environmental planning and management. This is a hybrid degree of sorts, with a curriculum that has a substantial engineering component along with material on environmental planning that incorporates both the urban planning issues and environmental planning as incorporated into structural design. The campus-based master's in civil engineering has four areas of concentration to choose from: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, ocean engineering, and general civil engineering

3. University of Washington offers several online master's in engineering choices to complement the campus academic options. Their online master's in civil engineering has a specialization in renewable energy infrastructure - a degree that is clearly designed for the development of next-generation power sources. There is also a master's in construction engineering available as an online option. The campus based masters in civil engineering offers areas of concentration in transportation, construction, structural, and geotechnical engineering, as well as hydrology, water resources and environmental fluid mechanics.

4. Cornell University has an impressive master's of civil and environmental degree program. Students may select an area of concentration from this widely diverse group of disciplines: civil infrastructure systems, environmental processes, environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, environmental and water resource systems engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and transportation systems engineering. There is also a master of engineering management degree that focuses on the business side of engineering.

5. University of Texas in Austin has a School of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering that offers a graduate program with several engineering options. The master's in civil engineering, masters in architectural engineering and masters in environmental and water resources engineering are the baseline degrees. Within the civil engineering curriculum there are also focal areas to choose from that include geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and construction engineering & project management.

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