Civil Engineering (MS)

Civil and Urban Engineering Department

Program Description

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering prepares graduates to practice their profession at an advanced level. Specific program objectives are to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Specialize in one of the primary subdisciplines (or tracks) of civil engineering or to achieve depth across a number of the subdisciplines;
  • Design and analyze civil engineering infrastructure;
  • Understand civil engineering materials, technologies and processes as applied to modern civil engineering infrastructure;
  • Obtain civil engineering project management skills; and
  • Provide a basis for continued, lifelong learning in the civil engineering profession.

Students are afforded the opportunity to specialize in one of the following six tracks or take courses from each of the six:

  • Construction Management and Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Urban Systems Engineering and Management
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering


To apply for admission to any Tandon graduate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Desired Background

Students seeking admission to the MS program should hold a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and have a 3.0 GPA or better. Applicants lacking a BS from an ABET-accredited program in civil engineering (including those possessing undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines, engineering science, engineering technology and architecture, or from a foreign university) have their qualifications reviewed by a graduate adviser. Admission may be granted and may include the requirement for additional undergraduate courses to correct deficiencies. These additional courses are not counted toward the MS degree, nor are undergraduate courses included in computing graduate grade-point averages.