Civil Engineering with Concentration in Transportation, MSCivE

This program is designed for students with career goals in transportation engineering and transportation planning. The degree requirements include core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, complemented by electives in civil and environmental engineering and by related courses in applied mathematics, engineering, economics, policy, and management.

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 12 SH 12 SH 12 SH
Restricted electives 8 SH 8 SH 12 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 8 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 Transportation with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation 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 Transportation Engineering technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

CIVE 5373Transportation Planning and Engineering4
CIVE 5376Traffic Engineering4
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option 

Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.12
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Elective List below.8

Report Option

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

Thesis Option  

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 8 semester hours from the Restricted Elective List below.8
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.

Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work.16
Restricted Elective
Complete 4 semester hours from the Restricted Elective list below.4

Restricted Elective List 

CIVE 7380Transportation Performance and Simulation Models4
CIVE 7381Transportation Demand Models4
CIVE 7385Public Transportation4
CIVE 7387Design Aspects of Roadway Safety4
IE 7215Simulation Analysis4
IE 7280Statistical Methods in Engineering4

Other Elective List

Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be used as another elective.
EECE 7313Pattern Recognition4
IE 7275Data Mining in Engineering4
IE 7290Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment4
OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4
OR 7230Probabilistic Operation Research4
OR 7245Network Analysis and Advanced Optimization4
INFO 6210Data Management and Database Design4
DS 60304
MATH 7347Statistical Decision Theory4
MATH 7343Applied Statistics4
PPUA 5263Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Policy3
PPUA 7231Transportation Policy3
PPUA 7234Land Use and Urban Growth Policy3
Other adviser approved elective

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required