Civil Engineering with Concentration in Environmental and Water Systems, MSCIVE

This program integrates the study of infrastructure, hydrology, hydraulics, numerical modeling, remote sensing, spatial and temporal data analysis, and water quality to provide students with the knowledge and tools for developing and managing sustainable, resilient water resources and infrastructure. It includes required core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, complemented by electives in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, and earth and environmental sciences. 

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 8 SH 8 SH 8 SH
Restricted electives 12 SH 12 SH 12 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 12 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students who are officially accepted into a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering may apply to pursue one of the following graduate engineering certificates in addition to the MS or PhD. Please visit the links below for additional information about each graduate engineering certificate program, related requirements, and how to apply.

Chemical Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Energy Systems

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Telecommunication Systems Management

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental and Water Systems with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental and Water Systems in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate 
in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the16 semester-hour-curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 32 semester hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved Environmental and Water Systems technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Applied Time Series and Spatial Statistics
Hydrologic Modeling
Surface Water Quality Modeling
Groundwater Quality Modeling
Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (Hydraulic Modeling)


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 12 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.12

Report Option

CIVE 8674Master’s Report4
Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.8

Thesis Option

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 12 semester hours from the Resticted Elective List below.12
Complete 4 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.4

Certificate Option

Students completing this option receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master’s degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.

Required Course Work
Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work16
Restricted Elective
Complete 8 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.8

Course Lists

Restricted Elective List

Any required core course not used to meet the required core course requirement can be taken as a restricted elective.
CIVE 5250Organic Pollutants in the Environment4
CIVE 5270Environmental Protection and Management4
CIVE 5275Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure4
CIVE 5280
CIVE 5290
CIVE 5321Geoenvironmental Engineering4
CIVE 5536Hydrologic Engineering4
CIVE 7110Critical Infrastructure Resilience4
CIVE 7250Environmental Chemistry4
CIVE 7251Environmental Biological Processes4
CIVE 7252Water Engineering, Resources, and Energy Recovery4
CIVE 7255Environmental Physical/Chemical Processes4
CIVE 7382Advanced Traffic Control and Simulation4
CIVE 7392Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (Agent Based Modeling)4

Other Elective List

Any required core course not used to meet the required core course or restricted elective requirements can be taken as an other elective.
Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be taken as another elective.
CIVE 5271Solid and Hazardous Waste Management4
CIVE 7272Air Quality Management4
EECE 5626Image Processing and Pattern Recognition4
EECE 7204Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes4
ENVR 5260Geographical Information Systems4
EEMB 5516Oceanography4
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4
IE 7280Statistical Methods in Engineering4
IE 7290Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment4
MATH 7341Probability 24
MATH 7343Applied Statistics4
MATH 7344Regression, ANOVA, and Design4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required