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College of Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Build on your potential so you can help rebuild U.S. infrastructure with an M.S. in civil engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Society depends on the structures and spaces we build. Civil engineering makes it possible for communities to thrive by defining the spaces where we interact, transact business, learn, and move from place to place. If you have a passion for getting the structures of our world working for society, earn your Master of Science in Civil Engineering at N.C. A&T.

As infrastructure ages, civil engineers are needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair and upgrade structures of all types. The growing importance of new standards within civil engineering means there will be more demand for people with an advanced degree in civil engineering.

Our M.S. in civil engineering at N.C. A&T prepares you for a satisfying career working on challenging problems and finding the best solutions. Earn your master’s in one of the best graduate programs in civil engineering—at N.C. A&T, we are proud to be ranked the number one producer of black engineers who go on to get doctoral degrees. So come to learn, create, collaborate, and achieve with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

Why choose the M.S. in civil engineering at N.C. A&T?

Our Master of Science in Civil Engineering gives you the education, experience, attention and motivation to rise in the field. When you’re considering graduate programs in civil engineering, where you study makes a difference. At N.C. A&T, your success is at the center of everything we do.

Hands-on learning in small classes. Explore advanced concepts in classes and laboratories and benefit from our 2:1 student-to-teacher ratio in N.C. A&T’s M.S. in civil engineering. You will have learning/research opportunities focused on industry needs through internships, R&D projects, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

Extensive engineering facilities. Test your ideas in N.C. A&T’s civil engineering research centers and laboratories—we have over 15 different spaces dedicated to specialized research for our students earning graduate degrees in civil engineering.

Inspiring and effective specialized education. Our passion for civil engineering will fuel yours. We offer you tailored concentrations, individual advising, and mentoring to help you find the right path for your Master of Science in Civil Engineering. So dream big and design the right degree in civil engineering to take you where you want to go.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering concentrations

  • Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
  • Structures/Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation/Regional Development
  • Construction Engineering
  • Building Energy Resources
  • Systems Engineering

Dream. Career paths for Master of Science in Civil Engineering graduates

100% of our graduates with degrees in civil engineering are employed or in graduate school within six months of finishing their program.

Earning your M.S. in civil engineering allows you to pursue advanced positions within the profession and command a salary to match your extensive knowledge. Jobs in civil engineering are rising faster than in other engineering fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

N.C. A&T Master of Science in Civil Engineering graduates work at leading companies and in government agencies with job titles such as:

  • Civil engineer
  • County engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Roadway engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Traffic engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Architectural engineer

Connect. Civil engineering faculty

Our Master of Science in Civil Engineering faculty [JT1] members are motivated, ambitious, hardworking, well-diversified and experienced in their fields. They come from academia, industry and research centers.

Civil engineering faculty research interests include:

  • Structural engineering
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Concrete repair and inspection
  • Water/wastewater infrastructure
  • Solid waste management
  • Water resources and environmental engineering
  • Impacts of land use and climate change on hydrology, water availability and water quality
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Building energy
  • Renewable energy systems in buildings
  • Sustainable built environment and smart capabilities in building energy systems
  • Energy efficiency and technologies in buildings
  • Energy auditing of buildings 
Our M.S. in civil engineering graduates who pursue doctoral degrees typically choose to study civil engineering, computational data science and engineering, or nanoengineering.

Achieve. Master of Science in Civil Engineering courses and curriculum

You have many options to customize your M.S. in civil engineering at N.C. A&T. We value your unique interests and skills in our degree in civil engineering program, and we give you a wide range of concentrations to choose from in our curriculum. In addition, you can choose to do a thesis, a project or a course-only program with an exam. Our faculty work closely with each student in our graduate programs in civil engineering to focus their learning on their career goals and interests. Courses in civil engineering include:

  • Energy Management Planning
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Design Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Soil and Site Improvement
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • CIEN Systems Analysis
  • Highway Operations and Safety
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for civil engineering students

Step toward your dreams and partner with N.C. A&T in striving to reach your potential. Pursue your Master of Science in Civil Engineering with the financial support to make it affordable.

North Carolina A&T has established several financial support opportunities for outstanding graduate students to enhance research and graduate education. These include fellowships, scholarships, assistantships and out-of-state tuition supplements.

Learn about financial assistance opportunities for civil engineering graduate students.

Discover. Programs related to the M.S. in civil engineering

With your interest in graduate programs in civil engineering, you may also want to learn more about our other engineering programs:

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