Due to the cancellations and/or postponements of the GMAT and GRE exams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Graduate School is waiving the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 for some programs. This program will be waiving the GRE. To see the list of programs that are still requiring the GRE, please visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice.
The Richard A. Rula School of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Major areas of study include structures, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, construction materials and environmental engineering.
An advanced degree in civil and environmental engineering can lead to career advancements for civil engineers, design engineers or civil/structural engineers.
Do you like to work outdoors as well as indoors? Do you excel at subjects like science and mathematics? Do you have a passion for building things or for taking things apart and putting them back together? Civil engineers are responsible for maintaining, repairing and upgrading infrastructure, so they are involved with engineering projects in a unique and ongoing way even after construction is complete. A graduate degree is for those who want to learn more and provide leadership in their workplace.
"After working hard for 30+ years to get our four daughters through college, I wanted to finally complete my master’s degree. I chose my area of specialization of Civil Engineering, and I'm known across the nation as a pretty decent asphalt scientist. I chose MSU primarily based on reputation and recommendations from my colleagues in the business who attended MSU and worked with professors at MSU. The high ranking of the MSU Online program, convenience of reviewing class lectures either during or immediately after presentation, my lack of knowledge of the SE asphalt and aggregate industry, learning from professors I'm not familiar with and reasonable price all played a role. I really felt that learning from experts I do not work with often or know will provide me with new ideas, challenges and opportunities. I've made the right choice and have enjoyed my first three semesters."