At UVA Engineering, our mission is to prepare engineers to be leaders in their fields.

And the need for engineering leaders to help solve society's greatest challenges could not be more urgent. Professionals with advanced degrees in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, one of the world's most respected universities for research and education, are in especially high demand.


Civil engineers apply their expertise to a wide variety of challenges in a large number of sectors. UVA civil engineers, for example, are working on:

  • Intelligent and resilient buildings and infrastructure
  • Solutions to help communities combat the effects of climate change and develop environmental resilience
  • Reliable, safe, secure autonomous vehicles

Thanks to UVA Engineering's extensive alumni network and connections with corporations, government agencies, other universities and entities such as the UVA Center for Transportation Studies, our graduate students have access to multiple pathways to develop their careers.

The UVA Master of Engineering Advantage

Earning a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Virginia will give you a competitive advantage in today's marketplace.

Earn Your Master's Degree on Your Terms

You can earn your Master of Engineering degree on your schedule through our highly ranked Virginia Engineering Online program or in person on the beautiful Grounds of the University of Virginia. And thanks to our consortium with other Virginia universities, students can accelerate their degrees.

Buy Low, Sell High

Did you know that professional engineers who hold master's degrees make as much as 13% more than those with bachelor's degrees? With highly competitive tuition rates through Virginia Engineering Online, earning a UVA Master of Engineering degree is an investment that will pay excellent...

Try a Course

Are you interested in trying out a course before fully committing to a degree program? We invite you to sign up to be a visiting, non-degree student.

Check Your Qualifications with a Pre-App

If you are interested in talking to an advisor about your qualifications for the UVA Master of Engineering program in civil engineering, please fill out our pre-application form so we can walk you through the process. GRE scores are not required.

Apply Now

If you are ready to apply for the UVA Master of Engineering program, please click here to fill out an official application. We have rolling admissions for our Master of Engineering programs in civil and systems engineering, so apply as soon as possible for an upcoming semester.

Illimitable Intelligence, Perpetual Energy

From precision medical treatments to systems that thwart cyber attacks and manage climate change, here at UVA, we're engineering a future way of life.