Civil Engineering M.S.

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Civil Engineering M.S.

Program Overview

The goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering program is to elucidate civil and environmental engineering technology by involving students in the design and construction of sustainable infrastructure projects that emphasize safety and public health. Our graduates enhance the quality of life for people both locally and around the world by providing safe structures such as bridges, highways, skyscrapers, tunnels and dams, and by helping to restore and maintain water quality and the environment. Civil Engineering has always been an exciting yet flexible profession filled with opportunities. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering requires the completion of a thesis in addition to coursework.


Civil and Environmental Engineering
33 Academic Way
Kingsbury Hall, W183
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1428
Fax: (603) 862-2364
Email: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Curriculum & Requirements

All master of science degree students must complete a minimum of 31 total credits that includes a minimum of 24 credit hours of regular coursework, 6 thesis credits (CEE 899 Master's Thesis) and a one-­credit seminar course. UNH bachelor’s degree students admitted to the Accelerated Master’s Program may register for a maximum of 8 credits of graduate-­level courses prior to completing their bachelor's degree. Such courses may upon recommendation of the department and approval of the Graduate School count toward both a bachelor's and master's degree.

A formal oral presentation/thesis defense is required. All M.S. degree students are eligible for teaching or research assistantships and are required to register for Master's Student Seminar (CEE 897 Masters Student Seminar) for one semester. Students are required to make one presentation during their programs of study. For graduation, a grade of B-­ or better in each course, an overall B average (3.00 GPA), and a successful thesis defense must be achieved.

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The graduate level focus areas in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering include:

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