Civil Engineering Graduate Degrees


The Department of Engineering Systems and Environment offers several graduate degree options for advanced study in civil and environmental engineering. An advanced degree can enhance employment options in industry, government, or academia.

Students may complete the ME either on-grounds, or through the Virginia Engineering Online program. Students completing an MS or PhD in Civil Engineering are actively involved in the department's research program.

  • Master of Engineering (ME) in Civil Engineering


    The ME degree is a coursework-based degree without a thesis. It is intended for individuals who seek to deepen their training in Civil and Environmental Engineering in preparation for a career in Civil Engineering or other closely related fields. Students may elect to pursue the ME degree on-Grounds in Charlottesville or remotely via VIRGINIA ENGINEERING ONLINE (VEO).

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  • Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering


    Master of Science (MS) is a graduate degree for those who desire not only to acquire fundamental knowledge but also to contribute to the advancement of knowledge through independent, original research. This program provides a springboard for careers as an academician, as a researcher, as a consultant or in management/leadership within a university, institute, industry, or government setting.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering


    The PhD is an advanced graduate degree for students wishing to contribute to knowledge creation through independent, original, cutting-edge research. The PhD in Civil Engineering provides a springboard for careers as an academician, as a researcher, as a consultant or in management/leadership within a university, institute, industry or government setting. 

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