Priority Admission Application Deadlines: https://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 30
CIP Code: 14.0801
Dept. Code: EGX
Major/College Codes: ECE EN
Engineering for International Development (EFD)
Water Resources (WRS)
Also offered as an Accelerated Major
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact Information: https://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The M.S.C.E. degree provides a student with the opportunity to earn the advanced degree with either coursework only or research thesis options. Students must have an accredited first degree in engineering or complete a list of prerequisite engineering coursework. The M.S.C.E. with thesis is a research-oriented degree in which the student writes, as a major part of the degree requirements, a thesis that defines, examines, and reports in depth on a subject area relevant to Civil Engineering. Both the thesis and non-thesis options prepare graduates for careers with governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), or private industry and firms involved in Civil Engineering planning, design, or policy.
The field of Civil Engineering has long been known for its breadth and ability to adapt to the new technological needs of society. The traditional areas of public works, such as highways, bridges, water supply, building design, and wastewater treatment, remain very important. Graduates of the major are prepared for careers with public agencies or private industry and with firms involved in planning, design, research and development, or regulation. The Department is well-equipped with structures, soils, pavement and hydraulics laboratories.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers allows for successful completion of a graduate studies leading to Master’s degree in engineering to provide credit toward one year of engineering experience.
Major Research Areas
Civil Engineering, including Engineering Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Planning, and Water Resources Engineering
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Undergraduate degree in an Engineering discipline or completion of pre-requisites.
- Undergraduate GPA greater than 3.00 preferred.
- GRE with preferred minimum scores of V (25th percentile), Q (60th percentile), AW (15th percentile); or valid Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or professional engineering (PE) certificate. Verification of FE or PE certification should be obtained from the PE board where the certification was obtained.
- Two Letters of Reference provided at the time of application.
- Statement of Purpose provided at the time of application.
- Resume provided at the time of application.
- Intake form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeN_MdTzEBtvJAUMLwOz8WRF1be-bUMg-pzot1FPJRS_b9PlA/viewform
Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis where warranted