The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s in civil engineering who want to stay on top of industry advancement and take the next step in their career.
UofL's online master's in Civil Engineering program delivers an innovative curriculum taught by award-winning faculty, and provides the knowledge and training you need to move forward in your career as a civil engineer. Learn about the latest industry trends and gain the technical knowledge needed for you to stand out and stay competitive in a demanding marketplace.
The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering is offered through the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville.
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks. Other fees apply.
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"As we continue to see an increase in the standards and requirements for professional licensure, the Master’s in Civil Engineering is one of the advanced degrees that [engineers] will have to have. I want [students] to walk out and be prepared for those professional examinations that they have to go through as part of our career."
While a master’s degree isn’t necessary to pursue a career as a civil engineer, it does give you a leg up in the industry.
Highly educated civil engineers are prepared to address contemporary issues such as increasing urbanization and aging infrastructure with confidence and expertise.
Not only will you have a more well-rounded and expanded understanding of key civil engineering areas, but you’ll be prepared to step into management roles, standout in a competitive job market and increase your potential earnings.
Career options after graduation include managing, supervising or leading civil engineering teams and projects, as well as pursuing roles including: Structural Engineer, Surveyor, Water Resource Engineer, Transportation Analyst, Project Engineer, Land Development Engineer and more. Many graduates of our program have stepped into key roles within their organization and put their knowledge to work immediately after completing the program.
The median annual wage for civil engineers was $88,570 in May 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Preferred Application Deadline
Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Applicants with similar degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis
No GRE required for admission.
Send all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
You may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate coursework from an accredited university, pending department approval. See the Graduate School Transfer of Credit Policy for more information.
The online MSCE is a 30 credit hour (10 course) program with course options that allow you to pursue your interests in areas like management, communications and geography.
|CEE 522 Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete
|CEE 523 Timber Design
|CEE 524 Bridge Design
|CEE 540 Construction Management
|CEE 541 Construction Equipment and Practice
|CEE 560 Traffic Engineering
|CEE 562 Geometric Highway Design
|CEE 563 GPS Theory and Application
|CEE 565 GIS Application to Transportation
|CEE 573 Groundwater Hydrology
|CEE 626 Masonry Design
|CEE 660 Transportation Planning & Urban Development
|CEE 661 Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems
|CEE 662 Airport Planning and Design
|CEE 663 Advanced Traffic Operations
|CEE 664 Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems
|CEE 665 Pavement Design
|CEE 694 Building Information Modeling
|CEE 694 Wetland Design
|Total Required Hours
To optimize the mix of courses in your program, contact your advisor each semester prior to registration.