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The MS in Civil Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology offers a few options for degree specializations that help students study and learn what pertains exactly to their area of interest. NJIT offers the general MS in Civil Engineering along with three specializations. Students are able to specialize in either Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation Engineering or Structural Construction. Additionally, NJIT offers certificates in Construction Management and Project Management with fewer admission requirements and a shorter average time for completion.

NJIT's MS in Civil Engineering program is designed specifically for those wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills in civil engineering. Graduates of the MS in Civil Engineering program go on to become leaders in government, industry, and military enterprises across the nation. Program curriculum strives to produce graduates who are knowledgable in areas such as: construction, project scheduling, CAD (computer-aided design), and design construction, as well as many other aspects of civil engineering.

All courses for the MS in Civil Engineering degree program are offered completely online, partially online, or on campus at Newark, New Jersey.

Students will complete 30 credit hours in order to obtain their master's degree. Core courses for the general MS in Civil Engineering degree require 21 credit hours, while elective courses take up only nine credit hours. Core courses offered include, Construction Management, Project Planning and Control, Construction Cost Estimating, Open Channel Flow, Hydrology, Introduction to Urban Transportation, and Traffic Control. Elective courses offered include, Management Science, Legal Aspects in Construction and Organizational Behavior.

Specializations offered differ in program curriculum by only a few courses. The Construction Engineering and Management specialization offers a course in Methods Improvement. The Transportation Engineering specialization offers a course in Public Transportation Operations and Technology. Finally, the Structural and Construction specialization offers four courses different from the core courses offered for the general MS in Civil Engineering Degree. They are as follows: Prestressed Concrete Design, Structural Dynamics, Stability of Structures and Short Span Bridge Design.

Prospective students must hold an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or its equivalent. Also, students are required to show proficiency in mathematics and science. Bridge courses are available to those students who do not meet admission requirements but are accepted on a provisional basis.

Additionally, students who wish to choose a specialty for their MS in Civil Engineering degree must first obtain all 30 credit hours of core courses and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or its equivalent, and must have proficiency in basic sciences and mathematics.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education