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Advance your career in civil engineering

Take the next steps in your career with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from UCF. Florida is among the top states with the highest employment of civil engineers, and UCF is conveniently located near top civil engineering companies such as Harris Engineers, Boyd Civil Engineering, McLaren and WGI.

UCF’s civil engineering master’s program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or another closely related engineering degree. The coursework and research reflect the very broad nature of the field, which encompasses the design, construction and enhancement of the infrastructure of society.

The program includes course work in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering and foundations, transportation planning and operations, traffic engineering, construction engineering, water resources engineering and smart cities.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • UCF is consistently ranked among the top schools for civil engineering graduate education by U.S. News and World Report.
  • UCF is ranked the among the top five U.S. transportation science and technology programs, and is consistently ranked among the top civil engineering programs, by ShanghaiRanking.
  • UCF is located near major civil engineering organizations such as Harris Engineers, WGI and McLaren
  • The program can be completed fully online.
  • Thesis and nonthesis options are available.
  • Choose to pursue an M.S.CE or an M.S. with tracks in structural and geotechnical engineering, transportation systems engineering, water resources engineering or smart cities. 
  • The Smart Cities track is the first of its kind in the nation. 

CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

The M.S. in Civil Engineering requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. There are no additional requirements for admission into the master’s program beyond admission to UCF. 

Both thesis and nonthesis options are available. The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of formal graduate-level course work and six credit hours of thesis. The nonthesis option requires 30 hours of formal course work and completion of a culminating experience. For nonthesis master’s students, the culminating experience is submission of a portfolio that satisfies program requirements. It is strongly suggested that part-time students pursue the nonthesis option.

View the UCF Graduate Catalog for more information on the M.S.CE degree program and the M.S. degree program, which includes tracks in structural and geotechnical engineering, transportation systems engineering, water resources engineering and smart cities. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

FALL DEADLINE

July 1

SPRING DEADLINE

DECEMBER 1

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LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please view the licensure disclosure for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

CONTACT

Andrew Randall
Professor and program coordinator
andrew.randall@ucf.edu