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 Coursework 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 enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with Concentration in Transportation with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with 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 the 16-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.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

CIVE 5373Transportation Systems: Analysis and Planning4
CIVE 5376Traffic Engineering and Sustainable Urban Street Design4
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

Course Lists

Restricted Elective List 

Sustainable Urban Transportation: Netherlands
Data-Driven Decision Support for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Urban Informatics and Processing
Performance Models and Simulation of Transportation Networks
Transportation Demand Forecasting and Model Estimation
Advanced Traffic Control and Simulation
Public Transportation
Design Aspects of Roadway Safety
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Random Data and Processing)
Simulation Analysis
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Transportation Policy

Other Elective List

Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be used as another elective. Courses outside this list may be taken as electives with adviser approval.

Data Mining in Engineering
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Data Management and Database Design
Applied Statistics
Deterministic Operations Research
Probabilistic Operation Research
Network Analysis and Advanced Optimization
Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Policy
Land Use and Urban Growth Policy

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required