M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree, and are involved in professional development opportunities which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

Students can choose between a thesis track, and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full-time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part-time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Research Assistantship, students must select the thesis track.

The Civil & Environmental Engineering specialization allows students to develop an interdisciplinary focus through their coursework and thesis topic. Graduate students work with faculty with expertise in transportation, geo-technology, structures, water resources, and the environment. Interdisciplinary areas include mechanics and materials, and sustainability. This specialization also includes the following focus areas: Mechanics and Materials; Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence; Sustainability; and Transportation Engineering.



The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.) and thesis research/engineering project. 6-9 of the required semester hours can be Thesis Research/Engineering Project.


The following courses make up the M.S. in Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering program.

  • Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Specialization Courses: 12-15 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose 4-5 courses from the following options. Not all electives will be offered every year. There may be options not included in the list below.
  • Required Thesis/Project Courses: 6-9 semester hours (s.h.)
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
  Engineering Application of Computers 3
  Approved Business Course 3
Concentration Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CEE 08504 Engineering Estimating 3
CEE 08512 Advanced Environmental Treatment Process Principles 3
CEE 08522 Site Remediation Engineering 3
CEE 08531 Solid And Hazardous Waste Management 3
CEE 08532 Pollutant Fate And Transport 3
CEE 08533 Integrated Solid Waste Management 3
CEE 08543 Advanced Water Resources Engineering 3
CEE 08544 Hydraulic Design 3
CEE 08545 Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3
CEE 08552 Foundation Engineering 3
CEE 08553 Earth Retaining Systems 3
CEE 08562 Advanced Transportation Engineering 3
CEE 08564 Advanced Design of Elements of Transportation Engineering 3
CEE 08573 Advanced Structural Analysis 3
CEE 08507 Prestressed Concrete 3
CEE 08585 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3
CEE 08586 Bridge Engineering 3
Thesis Track Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program OR Bachelor's degree in the Science or Mathematics disciplines from an accredited institution of higher learning (The graduate program advisor will assess the background of the applicant and evaluate their suitability for admission to the program)

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Optional Interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

  • Foundation Courses (eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution prior to admission):

    • Physics I
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus II
    • Linear Algebra
    • Differential Equations
    • At least one of the following:
      • Physics II
      • Chemistry I
      • Probability & Statistics
    • The graduate program advisor may specify additional required undergraduate-level coursework to supplement the applicant's background before taking any graduate courses.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1