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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Program Details

The online ME in Civil Engineering degree program from the University of South Carolina-Columbia provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Core courses fall into five categories:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Transportation 
  • Water Resources

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering (students with baccalaureate degrees in areas other than civil engineering, or engineering degrees from programs not accredited by ABET, may be required to complete deficiency/prerequisite undergraduate courses)
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on any graduate course work is required for students wishing to enter the M.E. degree program with B.S. degrees in engineering
  • For students with non-engineering baccalaureate degrees, or engineering degrees from programs not accredited by ABET, the minimum grade requirement is a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on their undergraduate coursework, and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on any graduate course work
  • The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is waived for students having a GPA greater than 2.8 and a B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering from an ABET-accredited program (the GRE is required for all other applicants)
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
  • Written statement of intent
  • Curriculum vitae

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges