Why earn an on-campus or online civil engineering masters?

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The University of North Dakota's is one of the top civil engineering schools and offers an advanced study in civil engineering. At UND, you will:

  • Build on your knowledge to achieve a greater understanding of civil engineering and the design process.
  • Practice civil engineering in a wide range of professional settings including consulting firms, government agencies and industries.
  • Conduct research in your chosen area of interest. Many of our students specialize in environmental, structural, transportation, water resources, and general.
  • Get the advanced expertise. You can apply your knowledge in a wide range of opportunities at consulting firms, government agencies and industries.

M.S. vs. M.Eng. in Civil Engineering

UND offers two civil engineering masters degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.). Please connect with the Department of Civil Engineering before making a final decision.

The M.S. program includes a thesis or research project/independent study. The M.S. will prepare you for careers in research, practice and further studies toward a Ph.D.

The M.Eng. program is more course-based and includes writing a design project report. The program has a strong and directed emphasis toward the practice of engineering.

UND's Civil Engineering Master's Program

  • Specialize in a focused engineering area, such as environmental, structural, water resources or pavement materials.

  • Work with a committed civil engineering faculty team to discover the area of most interest, and explore research and opportunities.

  • For nearly 30 years, UND has offered a suite of fully accredited engineering programs that are delivered online.

  • Demonstrate practical skill that can be applied in the real world with a written design project requirement.

  • UND is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online graduate engineering program.

  • Our customizable program allows student to specialize in one of three concentrations. Most can complete the master's program in under two years.

Jobs with a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering


Median salary range for a civil engineer

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Expected job growth for civil engineers

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UND civil engineering graduates can expect a range of job opportunities in many specialties such as:

  • Structural engineering
  • Project management
  • Water resource engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soil engineering
  • Waste management

More advanced skills, like project management and engineering design, are in high demand. A civil engineering master's degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • AutoCAD
  • Java (Programming Language)
  • Construction Management

Where can I work with a master's in civil engineering?

Many top companies in the public and private sector value advanced civil engineering talent. Our alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S)
  • Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
  • WSB & Associates
  • Bolton & Menk
  • Burns & McDonnell

Civil Engineering Master's Courses You Could Take

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Top Online Civil Engineering Master's

UND's online master's in civil engineering consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

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