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Civil Engineering

 

Master | Civil Engineering

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GRE

Areas of concentration include construction engineering and management, geotechnical, structures and mechanics, transportation systems, and water resources. Requires 30 credit hours. No thesis required. The GRE admission requirement may be waived in some cases.

The Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree. Areas of concentration include construction engineering and management, geotechnical, structures and mechanics, transportation systems, and water resources. No thesis is required.

This program is administered by Engineering Online at NC State.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisites for admission to the MCE degree include an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited institution or its equivalent with an overall GPA of 3.0. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is automatically waived for applicants who have an engineering degree from a US institution. The TOEFL or IELTS scores (no more than two years old) are required for international applicants unless they have completed one year of full-time study at a U.S. university. You must apply for admissions to the MCE program online. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the “Distance Track” version of the degree.

PLAN OF STUDY

  • Completion of 30 credit hours of graduate level courses at the 400, 500 or 700 level with an overall grade point average of 3.0. At least 24 hours must be at the 500 level or above and 400 level courses must be outside of civil engineering.
  • Students are assigned an academic advisor and must work with this advisor to develop an individual Plan of Graduate Work. Some specialty areas have specific course requirements and these requirements must be met by both on campus and distance students.
  • Approximately two-thirds of all credit hours should be in civil engineering with an area of emphasis.
  • The remaining credit hours can be civil engineering courses or related courses from other departments.
  • No thesis or on-campus residency requirement.
  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course approved in the Plan of Graduate Work. Students must comply with the Graduate School regulations for continuous enrollment or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.

 

To earn the Master of Civil Engineering degree, the student must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level courses at the 400, 500 or 700 level with an overall grade-point average of 3.0. At least 24 credit hours must be at the 500 level or above and 400-level courses must be outside of civil engineering. Approximately two-thirds of all credit hours should be in civil engineering with an area of emphasis. The remaining credit hours can be civil engineering courses or related courses from other departments.

Tuition Level: Graduate - Engineering

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $445.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $13,369.80

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,041.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $31,249.80

Approximate cost per semester: $4,010.94 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJun 25 (US), Mar 1 (Int)
SpringNov 25 (US); Jul 15 (Int)
Summer 1Mar 25 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
Summer 2May 10 (US); Dec 15 (Int)

Dr. Ranji S. Ranjithan

Director of Graduate Programs

919-515-6979
ranji@ncsu.edu