Burke Graduate Program in Civil Engineering Degree Offerings and Requirements

Degree Offerings

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering Burke Graduate Program offers two master’s degree options along with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree. The admission process and requirements are the same for each of the degree options.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE):

The two master’s degree options:

Thesis Option Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Professional masters concentration Option - Master of Science in Civil Engineering

For BSCE students at Purdue, we do offer a Combined BSCE+MSCE Program.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree:

General Degree Requirements

The general university degree and registration for all graduate students are:

Full-time registration: a minimum of eight credit hours.  Students with a .50 FTE assistantship appointment will be considered full-time with just six credit hours.

Maximum credit hours in a semester: a maximum of 18 credit hours will be allowed from any one semester (9 credit hours for the summer session).

Total credit hours: the total number of hours of academic credit used to satisfy degree requirements consists of all graduate course credit hours with a grade of C or better (B or better for 300- or 400-level courses) that appear on the plan of study and research credit hours with grades of S that appear on the Purdue transcript.


*Formal concentrations of Professional Masters, Architectural, Construction, Environmental, Geomatics, Hydraulics, Structural and Transportation will be noted on transcripts at the time of graduation.  Formal concentrations for the other areas are in progress.