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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

MS Plan A: Thesis Based

The Master of Science in civil engineering (MS) is intended for students pursuing a research emphasis and seeking in-depth knowledge in an area within civil engineering. The MS requires completion of an original body of work resulting from research conducted by the student under the supervision of an advisory committee of graduate faculty members. The MS is 20 credit course work and 10 credit thesis (approximately 375 hours of work including writing of the report), usually completed within two years.

Credit Requirements

Course Requirements
Semester Credits
Course Level
Course Within Civil Engineering 12 Minimum 5XXX or 8XXX, selected 4XXX
Civil Engineering Course Thesis 10  
Course Outside of Civil Engineering 6 Minimum Selected 4XXX; 5XXX, 8XXX, must be approved by the student's advisor and DGS
Any Graduate Course Level, non engineering or engineering 2 Graduate Course-Approved Lists
TOTAL APPROVED CREDITS 30 Minimum  
MS Plan B: Project Based

The MS Plan B program is designed to provide additional training in civil engineering to prepare students for a higher level of engineering design work. The MS Plan B requires 24 credits of coursework and 6 credits for a project (approximately 225 hours of work including writing of the report), usually completed within one to two years.

Credit Requirements

Course Requirements
Semester Credits
Course Level
Courses within Civil Engineering 18 Minimum 5XXX or 8XXX, selected 4XXX courses
Course Project within Civil Engineering 3 5XXX to be arranged by the Department Advisor and Student
Other Engineering 6 Selected 4XXX; 5XXX, 8XXX
Non Engineering 3 Minimum Graduate Courses- Approved Lists
TOTAL APPROVED CREDITS 30 Minimum  
MS IUG

The Integrated Undergraduate Graduate option for the MS in Civil Engineering will allow outstanding students in the UMD Civil Engineering program to count up to 9 credits of courses required in their BSCE degree to count toward their MS in Civil Engineering. These courses must meet the requirements of both the BSCE and MS degrees. Students must apply and be accepted to the IUG program prior to their final semester of the BSCE program at UMD.

Master of Engineering in Civil

MEng

The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering discipline. For more information visit the MEng website.

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