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Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering

Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering

I hope that my classes will allow students to gain real-world project experiences while also mastering a commitment strategy.

Mi G. Chorzepa, Ph.D



Offered online through the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering, the M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering will immerse you in a rigorous curriculum enriched by real-world scenarios and projects spanning many areas, such as Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Project and Construction Management and others.

Combining theoretical knowledge with practical application, this project-focused, online program ensures a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles alongside the acquisition of essential skills vital for success in your field. One of the cornerstones of our program is the block format approach of one course every 8 weeks, including real-world, innovative studio courses involving seasoned industry professionals. These blocks build an experience that provides you with the opportunity to tackle authentic challenges faced by practicing civil engineers, fostering hands-on learning, and honing your problem-solving abilities. With an asynchronous class structure, each is designed to fit in and around busy schedules and be completed while working a full-time job, on your own time, whether that’s during the week, in the evenings, or on weekends.

Taught by the same faculty as UGA’s campus-based program, the University of Georgia’s online Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering cultivates a collaborative environment, fostering close interaction among peers, faculty, and industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Through group projects and discussions, you will broaden your perspectives and learn to harness the collective expertise of your team to achieve common objectives.

Industry professionals are actively involved in our studio courses and hail from a variety of sectors, including bridge engineering, non-destructive testing, structural modeling, and the comprehensive integration of infrastructure systems.

The online degree is conferred without any indication of its mode of study, ensuring it holds the same recognition and equivalence as the on-campus degree.

You’ll be equipped with a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in engineering services – this foundation will empower you to address and overcome complex challenges across various infrastructure projects. You’ll emerge as a well-rounded engineer, ready to innovate and lead in the creation and preservation of tomorrow’s built environment.


The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Georgia also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


My experience with UGA’s graduate program was truly transformative. The curriculum was rigorous enough to be challenging and provided me with knowledge that was relevant to my field of study as a transportation engineer. The staff and faculty provided great mentorship, guidance, and opportunities. I was connected to several professionals, and my peers in the program also provided a sense of community that fostered collaboration and growth. UGA’s program not only prepared me for my technical skills but also equipped me with practical skills and knowledge to navigate the workforce. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity and the lasting impact it has had on my professional journey.

Angela Nguyen, ’20, P.E., Transportation Engineer II (Bridge and Roadway), at Pond and Company

Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Georgia, I, like many others, had to make a choice between diving directly into the professional world or continuing my education. I can confidently say that deciding to stay at UGA and study for my Master’s degree in Engineering was one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences I have had so far. I had the pleasure of working under the guidance of Dr. Chorzepa. Apart from her knowledge and expertise, Dr. Chorzepa’s defining quality in my opinion is that she truly cares about her students and their success. I would not be where I am today if not for UGA’s Master’s program and Dr. Chorzepa.

Victor Lopez, ’18, Senior Staff Engineer

The MS program provided me with the opportunity to seamlessly continue my education and gain real-world experience in my field of study, while completing my undergraduate degree. The knowledge and problem-solving skills I acquired during my time in the program were invaluable as I transitioned into my post-graduate career. Professors, such as Dr. Chorzepa, served not only as mentors in the classroom but also as hands-on guides throughout my MS program.

Adara Dodson, ’19, Structural Engineering Designer II
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Applicants holding a B.S. or an M.S. in engineering from an ABET-accredited (or equivalent) program or a B.S. or an M.S. in a related field from an accredited institution are invited to apply for admission. Those already holding a PE or an SE designation are considered highly qualified. DOT engineers are welcome.

Students with degrees in non-engineering disciplines may be asked to take additional selected coursework to adequately prepare them for their studies.

No GRE is required, although it is encouraged. The existing requirements for consideration for admission to the College of Engineering’s graduate programs are listed below:

Admission Requirements

Completion of a B.S. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) from an ABET-accredited program or program in a related field. 

Online Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Emphasis in Civil Engineering Application Checklist

  1. Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Select Campus – Online 
  3. Select Intended Program – MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering [MS_CEEN_NT_O]
  4. Select Intended Emphasis – Civil Engineering
  5. Select Intended Term –  Fall
  6. Résumé or curriculum vita – Submit online to the Graduate School.
  7. Statement of Purpose – Submit a one to two-page statement of purpose online to the Graduate School. The statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program.
  8. Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
  9. Letters of Recommendation – Submit at least one letter of recommendation online to graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants 

  • Final Deadline July 1

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

International Applicants

  • Fall: April 15

TOEFL: Foreign applicants will also need to score a minimum of 20 points each on the Speaking and Writing sections of the TOEFL with an overall minimum score of 80. Test scores must be within 5 years from the date of application.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates and student fees may change each year.

Based on the 2024-25 credit-hour cost, a person who had completed this program at the recommended pace would have paid $29,271 in tuition. Reference this sheet to identify the current credit hour rate for your program of interest.

Please use the Estimated Cost Calculator on the Bursar’s Office website to calculate one academic (Fall/Spring) year’s tuition. 

This program is an E-Rate program, so choose “yes” for the E-Rate line item within the calculator.

Fees for those students enrolled in exclusively online programs are $411 per semester. 

Potential additional costs include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

The complete cost of attendance can be found at

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs for the Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.


This non-thesis, project-based M.S. degree in Civil Engineering requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study.

The online curriculum will consist of 10 classes, each offered in 8-week blocks, including studio courses that involve seasoned civil engineers and facilitate group work with real-world case studies. This allows remote learners the chance to network and learn from both their peers and experienced professionals.


Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Year 1

Fall Term

CVLE 6820EConstruction Management and Technologies3
CVLE 6840EGIS in Civil Engineering Applications3

Spring Term

CVLE 6870ESolid Mechanics3
CVLE 6950EBridge Engineering Studio3

Summer Term

CVLE 6810EProject Management Principles3

Year 2

Fall Term

CVLE 6860EA.I. and Informatics in Civil Engineering3
CVLE 6880EForensics of Civil Engineering Materials3

Spring Term

CVLE 6960EFoundation Engineering Studio3
CVLE 6910EComputational Modeling Studio3

Summer Term

CVLE 6930EStructural Engineering Design Studio3
CVLE 7030EProject Focused Masters Learning3


News & Events

College of Engineering Announces New Online M.S. in Civil Engineering

April 11, 2024

The University of Georgia College of Engineering, in partnership with the UGA Office of Online Learning, now offers an online Master of Science (M.S.) degree in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis in civil engineering. The project-focused degree, referred to as the Online M.S. in Civil engineering, can be completed in two years, with the inaugural cohort now accepting applications until July 1, 2024.

Stephan Durham Receives Juneau Construction Company Professorship in Civil Engineering

April 5, 2024

College of Engineering professor, and assistant dean for student success and outreach, Stephan Durham has named the inaugural holder of the Juneau Construction Company Professorship in Civil Engineering. 

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