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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The primary areas of focus in the department at the graduate level are construction engineering and management, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Through the available program options, students can earn the degree on a full-time or part-time basis and can have a design or research orientation.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the proposed master’s degree program are expected to have a background equivalent to that of a student graduating from the department's undergraduate civil and construction engineering degree programs, or to obtain such background through specified prerequisite coursework.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the proposed master's degree program, all students must complete a course in advanced mathematics and must satisfy the requirements of one of three program options. Regardless of the degree option selected, at least 50 percent of the total credit hours applied to the degree, excluding thesis and design project, must be CCE courses, and at least 2/3 of the credit hours applied to the degree must be taught by a department in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Further, no more than three credit hours of independent study courses can be applied to the degree. The program options and additional degree requirements are:

Option 1—Research (30 Credit Hours)
Option 2—Professional Practice (30 Credit Hours)
Option 3—Technical & Management Development (36 Credit Hours)

View more information on the MS in Civil Engineering in the Graduate Catalog

To apply you need:

  1. Application (International Admissions, Resident)
  2. Transcripts
  3. Three Reference Letters
  4. Statements of Purpose
  5. English Test Scores English proficiency


Dr. Osama Abudayyeh, PE
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5316
Phone (269) 276-3210
Fax (269) 276-3211