Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering

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What Is the Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering Degree?

Civil engineering has always been vital to maintaining a society’s quality of life, but modern civil engineers must also ensure they’re keeping our planet’s ecological balance in check. That’s why Ohio University offers the 100% online Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) — a degree program designed specifically to meet the needs of 21st-century civil engineering professionals. Our online civil engineering courses focus on teaching students to leverage advanced mathematics and a mastery of physical sciences to address issues of globalization and sustainability in the civil engineering field.

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Master how to effectively supervise, plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructures essential to connect the modern world.

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Specialized
Learn from a faculty of experienced engineers in a diverse range of civil engineering specialties.

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Focused
Choose a focus in Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Transportation Engineering.

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Flexible
Complete the MSCE program through 100% online coursework in as few as five semesters.

Online Civil Engineering Master’s Courses

Civil engineers undertake some of the most critical tasks in building civilization’s infrastructures — from bridges and roads to water supplies and sewage systems. In the 21st century, civil engineers are responsible not just for a community’s infrastructure but for establishing infrastructure that can be sustainable for years to come.

Ohio University’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering is an advanced program that meets the growing demand for leaders in civil engineering who understand the evolving nature of their profession. Delivered in a completely online learning environment, our online civil engineering master’s degree focuses on showing students how to address globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies through the use of advanced techniques and principles of mathematics and physical science. The online civil engineering courses are designed to expand your expertise in the technical, scientific, and mathematical areas of civil engineering while simultaneously increasing your management skills to provide you with even more civil engineering career opportunities.

Core Courses

CE 5170 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 Credits
CE 6000 Applied Civil Engineering Statistics 3 Credits
EMGT 6010 Engineering Writing 3 Credits

Construction Engineering and Management Concentration Courses

CE 5830 Principles of Pavement Design 3 Credits
CE 6620 Transportation Design 3 Credits
CE 5160 Construction Estimating and Equipment 3 Credits
CE 5190 Project Development, Contracts, and Law 3 Credits
CE 6150 Heavy Construction Management 3 Credits

Environmental Concentration Courses

CE 5430 Open Channel Hydraulics 3 Credits
CE 6500 Chemical Fate and Transport 3 Credits
CE 5510 In Situ Remediation 3 Credits
CE 6550 Advanced Water Treatment 3 Credits
CE 6560 Advanced Wastewater Treatment 3 Credits
CE 6610 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems 3 Credits

Structural Concentration Courses

CE 5350 Advanced Steel Design 3 Credits
CE 5380 Prestressed Concrete Design 3 Credits
CE 5370 Timber Design 3 Credits
CE 6340 Bridge Engineering 3 Credits

Transportation Concentration Courses

CE 5830 Principles of Pavement Design 3 Credits
CE 6610 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems 3 Credits
CE 6620 Transportation Design 3 Credits
CE 6670 Traffic Parameters 3 Credits

Civil Engineering Career Opportunities

Infrastructure is aging, governments are enforcing new regulations, and communities are emphasizing sustainability. In response, we need expert civil engineers specifically trained to meet the pressing needs of modern society. Today’s civil engineers are rebuilding roads and upgrading existing infrastructure while also developing new systems that leverage renewable energy and prioritize sustainability.

That’s why civil engineers have to be prepared to adapt to rapid advances in technology and stay on top of the latest research — so they can create better, longer-lasting solutions to our infrastructure needs. Our civil engineering faculty members are acutely aware of the civil engineering job outlook and design courses specifically to meet the needs of the modern job market.

Average for master’s in civil engineering grads

$73,000

Environmental engineer

$66,400

Transportation engineer

$68,300

Structural engineer

$70,200

Construction manager

$78,300

Surveyor

$76,800

Engineering manager

$118,500

Sustainability engineer

$70,800

Source: PayScale.com, May 2021

Civil Engineering Job Outlook

As the shift to sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy ramps up, so too will the need for a new generation of civil engineers. Modern civil engineers will be responsible for updating and repairing existing infrastructure to be more durable and sustainable while also placing new renewable energy systems into existing city systems.

Online Master’s in Civil Engineering Faculty

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Dr. Ken Walsh

FAQs

What can I do with an online civil engineering master’s?

Earning your master’s in civil engineering online will give you the opportunity to adapt to the needs of modern civil engineers, updating and upgrading existing infrastructure to be more sustainable. On top of newfound civil engineering expertise, you will develop the leadership skills that will give you the confidence and initiative to advance your career.

What is the average salary for graduates of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program?

While salaries can vary across locations, organizations, and specific responsibilities, the average annual salary of professionals with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering was around $73,000 as of May 2021, according to PayScale.

Is the Master of Science in Civil Engineering accredited?

Yes. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). All of Ohio University’s academic programs, including the online civil engineering master’s degree, are covered by this institution-wide accreditation.

How long is the online master’s in civil engineering degree program?

You can complete your online civil engineering master’s degree in as little as five semesters, with 10 to 12 hours of coursework a week.

Why Choose Ohio University’s Online Civil Engineering Master’s Degree?

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology produces graduates equipped with the skills to research, design, develop, and test new technologies and industry applications — and to position themselves as leaders.

For more than a century, we’ve been teaching engineers how to create for good — how to engineer a better future with responsible and sustainable design. Our graduates have undeniably had a positive impact on the world around us.

Choose Ohio University because you want to earn your degree from a nationally ranked leader in education and research, because you want a degree you can be proud of, and because you want an education that can prepare you for the future.

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Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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