Top Civil Engineering Masters Programs: List of Schools
Master's degrees in civil engineering allow students to further their engineering education through hands-on research and traditional classroom instruction. Several schools offer specialized programs of civil engineering to ensure that the student is learning the skills needed for his or her intended specific field.
Top Schools with Civil Engineering Master's Programs
1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, IL
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign houses an engineering college that ranks second in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list of the best civil engineering graduate programs. U of I's College of Engineering offers a civil and environmental engineering program that awards master's degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering in civil engineering or environmental science in civil engineering. Master's students have the option of whether or not to complete a thesis; if a thesis is submitted, 32 credit hours are needed for graduation, and without a thesis 36 credit hours are required. Degrees are also available in eight specialized programs and may be formatted to fit a student's specific needs.
- Address: 601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820
- Phone Number: (217) 333-1000
2. Purdue University
Purdue's civil engineering graduate program landed among the top five in the country on U.S. News and World Report's 2010 list. Inside Purdue's School of Engineering, graduate-level civil engineering students can choose from specialty programs that include architectural, construction, environmental, geomatics, geotechnical, hydraulic and hydrologic, materials, structural and transportation engineering. Each of the nine programs of study has a specially designed curriculum specific to the content needed in that field. Every civil engineering program at Purdue has access to unique laboratory facilities to ensure that graduate students are receiving hands-on experience along with their classroom education.
- Address: Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907
- Phone Number: (765) 494-4600
List of 20 Schools with Good Civil Engineering Master's Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,140||100 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455||(612) 625-5000|
|University of Texas||49,984||Austin, TX 78712||(512) 471-3434|
|Pennsylvania State University||44,406||201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||43,246||601 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|Purdue University||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,028||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Washington - Seattle||39,675||1400 N.E. Campus Pkwy., Seattle, WA 98195||(206) 543-2100|
|University of California - Berkeley||35,396||Berkeley, CA 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||30, 739||Blacksburg, VA 24061||(540) 231-6000|
|University of California - Davis||30,568||1 Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616||(530) 752-1011|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Johns Hopkins University||19,758||3400 N. Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218||(410) 516-8000|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||19,413||225 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30332||(404) 894-2000|
|Northwestern University||19,291||633 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60208||(847) 491-3741|
|Stanford University||17,833||Stanford, CA 94305||(650) 723-2300|
|Carnegie Mellon University||10,875||5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213||(412) 268-2000|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||10,299||77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139||(617) 253-1000|
|Lehigh University||6,994||27 Memorial Dr. West, Bethlehem, PA 18015||(610) 758-3000|
|California Institute of Technology||2,126||1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125||(626) 395-6811|
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