Professional Master's Concentration

Earn your Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in half the time. Designed for students who want to focus on a civil engineering career in industry and government, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering Professional Master’s Concentration aims to ensure its graduates are ready and able to make a lasting impact right away.

The Civil Engineering with Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Management (CE-LEM) program incorporates professional skills and managerial competencies and allows its students to earn their Master’s degree without going through the thesis process. The degree can be earned in as short as one year and instruction is primarily residential, with up to 25% of the credits permitted to be completed online.

Students can earn their Master’s in these civil engineering specialty areas:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

The CE-LEM concentration includes two components: Core courses in management, entrepreneurship, and leadership, including professional development seminars; and course options based on the area of specialization.  

Applicants pursuing this concentration are also eligible to apply to the recently approved concurrent MS-MBA program, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management at Purdue. The concurrent program allows students to receive both their MSCE and an MBA in just two years.

For more information, contact:

Jenny Ricksy
Burke Graduate Program Administrator