54 online graduate programs

A growing number of schools offer distance learning options for civil and structural engineers seeking a master’s degree.

By Bob Drake

For working professionals seeking to earn a master’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, engineering management, or a related discipline, a growing number of schools — 12 new schools added to this year’s list — offer master’s degree programs that can be completed entirely or mostly online through distance learning. In addition to master’s degree programs, many of the schools listed here offer online certificate programs in specialized areas of study.

To help begin the search, following are links to 54 schools with online accredited master’s degree programs in relevant disciplines. (Logos indicate sponsored enhanced listings.)

Arizona State University

http://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/graduate/master-science-construction-management

  • Master of Science, Construction Management

Auburn University

http://eng.auburn.edu/online/graduate-programs/index.html

  • Master of Civil Engineering

California State University, Fresno

www.fresnostate.edu/cge/water

  • Master of Science, Water Resource Management

Case Western Reserve University

http://online-engineering.case.edu/civil

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (structural engineering focus)

Colorado State University

www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/civil-engineering

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Columbia University

www.cvn.columbia.edu

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering , Construction Engineering & Management, or Earth and Environmental Engineering

Delta State University

www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git

  • Master of Applied Science, Geospatial Information Technologies

Drexel University

www.drexel.com/online-degrees/masterdegrees.aspx

  • Master of Science, Construction Management, Engineering Management, or Project Management

Illinois Institute of Technology

http://admissions.iit.edu/graduate/programs/armour-college-engineering

  • Master of Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Environmental Engineering

Iowa State University

www.distance.iastate.edu/programs/degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Johns Hopkins

https://ep.jhu.edu/programs-and-courses/programs

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Planning and Management
  • Master of Engineering Management

Kansas State University

www.dce.k-state.edu/engineering/masters/civil

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management

Mississippi State University

www.bcoelearning.msstate.edu/academic-programs/civil-engineering

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Coastal and Water Management

Missouri University of Science and Technology

http://dce.mst.edu/credit/degrees/civileng/index.html

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management
  • Master of Engineering, Geotechnics

Montana Tech

www.mtech.edu/academics/gradschool/distancelearning/distancelearning-pem.htm

  • Master of Project Engineering and Management

New Jersey Institute of Technology

http://www5.njit.edu/online/programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, or Transportation

North Carolina State University — College of Engineering

http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Engineering

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The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University offers an online Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) degree program for professional engineers who cannot come to campus to earn a graduate degree. The degree program requires the completion of 30 graduate credit hours and does not require a thesis or on-campus residency. The online degree program utilizes streaming video technology to deliver classes captured on campus. The requirements and academic rigor are the same as for on-campus graduate students. Full-time faculty teach in the online program and provide opportunity for communications with distance students through bulletin boards and online chat sessions.

For more information, visit the Engineering Online website at http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu or https://www.ccee.ncsu.edu/academics/distance-education.


North Carolina State University

https://online-distance.ncsu.edu/program/master-of-geospatial-information-science-and-technology

  • Master of Geospatial Information Science & Technology

North Dakota State University

www.ndsu.edu/dce/degrees/graduate

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Transportation & Urban Systems
  • Master of Science in Transportation & Urban Systems

Norwich University

http://civilengineering.norwich.edu

  • Master of Civil Engineering

Ohio University

http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management

Old Dominion University

https://online.odu.edu

  • Master of Engineering Management

Pennsylvania State University

www.worldcampus.psu.edu

  • Master of Geographic Information Systems
  • Master of Professional Studies in Geodesign
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Engineering Management

Purdue University

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/programs/masters-degrees/interdisciplinary-engineering/engineering-management-leadership

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management & Leadership

Salisbury University

www.salisbury.edu/msgism

  • Master of Science, GIS Management

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Departments/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/Graduate-Education/Construction-Engineering-and-Management-MS

  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering and Management

Southern Methodist University

www.smu.edu/Lyle/Graduate/ProspectiveStudents/Lyle%20Distance%20Education%20Program/Programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Arts, Sustainability & Development

Stanford University

http://scpd.stanford.edu/certificates/mastersDegrees.jsp

  • Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

http://gisc.tamucc.edu/graduate/graduate.html

  • Master of Science, Geospatial Surveying Engineering

The George Washington University

http://onlineemse.seas.gwu.edu/online-programs/ms-in-engineering-management

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Alabama – Birmingham

www.uab.edu/elearning/degrees-certificates/graduate/master-degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, or Sustainable Smart Cities

University of Alabama – Huntsville

www.uah.edu/online-learning/online-programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (hybrid program, primarily online)

University of Arizona

http://online.engineering.arizona.edu/online-programs/engineering-management/master-of-engineering-management

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Arkansas

https://online.uark.edu/programs/master-science-engineering.php

  • Master of Science, Engineering

University of California – Los Angeles

www.msol.ucla.edu/sustainable-water-engineering

  • Master of Science, Engineering with Certificate of Sustainable Water Engineering

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

www.uccs.edu/easonline/degree-programs/engineering-management-degree.html

  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management

University of Colorado Denver

www.cuonline.edu/GIS

  • Master of Engineering, Geographic Information Systems

University of Dayton

www.udayton.edu/engineering/learn/graduate/engineering-management-ms.php

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Florida

www.distance.ufl.edu/masters

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science/Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences
  • Master of International Construction Management
  • Master of Sustainable Design
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Sustainability
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Systems

University of Idaho

www.uidaho.edu/cogs/programs-offered/online-programs/list 

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Science or Geological Eng.

University of Illinois at Chicago

http://meng.uic.edu

  • Master of Engineering (disaster management focus)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://cee.illinois.edu/academics/graduate-programs/cee-online

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (construction management, infrastructure, transportation engineering, or structural engineering focus)

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Earn a top civil engineering master’s degree online from the University of Illinois. Annually ranked as a top-two civil engineering program, the University of Illinois offers an online master’s degree program to prepare you for industry leadership. Reach new heights by earning an online master’s degree in one of these specialties:

  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Additional courses are available in these areas of concentration:

  • Construction Materials
  • Environmental Engineering & Science
  • Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

University of Louisville

http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/degree-programs/online-degree-programs.html

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management

University of Maryland

www.advancedengineering.umd.edu/programs 

  • Master of Engineering, Project Management or Transportation Sys.

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

http://online.unl.edu/programs-and-courses/graduate-doctorate-programs/engineering-management.aspx

  • Master of Engineering Management

University of South Carolina

http://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/engineering_and_computing/study/graduate_education/distance/index.php

  • Master of Science/Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Southern California

http://gapp.usc.edu/den/programs

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering or Green Technologies

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

www.engr.utk.edu/academics/de.html 

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (public works option)
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

University of Texas Arlington

www.uta.edu/engineering/future-students/engineering-online/index.php

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering

University of Virginia

http://cgep.virginia.edu/civil-and-environmental-engineering

  • Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Washington

www.pce.uw.edu/online/masters-degrees

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems: Sustainability Management
  • Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management: Floodplain Management
  • Master of Science, Construction Management
  • Master of Sustainable Transportation

University of Wisconsin–Madison

https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degrees

  • Master of Eng., Environmental Eng. or Engineering Mgmt.
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

www.uwplatt.edu/distance-education/online-programs 

  • Master of Science, Engineering or Project Mgmt.

Villanova University

http://www1.villanova.edu/main/online-programs.html

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Sustainable Engineering or Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

Virginia Tech

www.vto.vt.edu/?view=programs&show=masters

  • Master of Natural Resources
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

www.wpi.edu/academics/Online/degrees-certificates.html

  • Master of Science, Construction Project Management
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

Do you know any colleges or universities not on this list that offer online master’s degree programs in civil engineering, structural engineering, or related disciplines? Please send the institution’s name and website address to Bob Drake at bdrake@zweiggroup.com.

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