Online Master's Degree

To meet the needs of professional civil engineers who aspire to earn their graduate degree, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering has developed an online master's degree program.

Program offers world-class graduate degree geared toward working professionals

To meet the needs of professional civil engineers who aspire to earn their graduate degree, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering has developed an online master’s degree program.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for working professionals who wish to earn a graduate degree from one of the most respected universities in the world while also maintaining their career,” said Rao S. Govindaraju, the Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering. “Our courses are designed by our faculty to ensure our learners will amplify their understanding and make giant leaps in their chosen fields.”

The program offers a world-class graduate degree in engineering with the flexibility of an entirely online program. In just 30 credit hours, learners will dive deep into their chosen discipline and learn from the same world-renowned faculty who teach students on campus.

“Building on long-standing strengths in research and teaching, our highly ranked Lyles School of Civil Engineering is launching a bold and innovative interdisciplinary online master’s program in three tracks to meet the needs of a wide range of professional engineers and lifelong learners,” said Mung Chiang, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “This will further amplify our civil engineering faculty’s impact on society.”

The available interdisciplinary tracks offered are sustainable water; infrastructure, resiliency and sustainability; and smart mobility.

The sustainable water track will provide coursework related to water quantity and quality. The water quantity aspects of the program will be taught through coursework in hydrology and hydraulics, whereas water quality will be taught through coursework related to water treatment and related topics.

The infrastructure, resiliency and sustainability track focuses on the latest advancements in the analysis, design and construction of civil infrastructure including buildings, bridges, roadways, industrial facilities and power plants. These advancements include sustainable materials and non-destructive evaluation, digital twinning for planning and construction and design for natural hazards and resilience.

The smart mobility track focuses on emerging technologies in transportation engineering. This includes autonomous, connected, electrified and shared micro-mobility transportation systems. The topics covered will be of interest to learners who want to plan, design, operate or manage smart mobility systems. Techniques for assessing the safety, efficiency, sustainability and societal impacts of these systems will be useful to a broad cross section of professionals, including engineers and policy makers.

The admission consideration priority deadlines are April 1 and May 15 for summer and fall 2021, respectively. >>Learn more