M.S. in Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering requires that applicants to the MS program hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent), or have completed all undergraduate degree requirements prior to registration, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A = 4.00) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Students having a GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants are required to submit official GRE scores in support of their applications for admission. Minimum GRE scores required
Completing the M.S. degree program requires the completion and successful defense of a Master's Thesis. In addition, a minimum of 30 semester hours (of which 3 to 6 hours may be CE 599 Thesis) of acceptable graduate credit (with a GPA of at least 3.0) is required. Of this total, 18 semester hours must be earned in the Department. Furthermore, at least 15 semester hours must be 500-level and completed at SIUC. The complete procedures and requirements for the M.S. Degree are described in the Graduate Catalog.
A Master's thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to complete a full cycle of problem formulation, methodology, research, and evaluation under the direction of the student's graduate faculty committee. Upon completing the thesis, the student must satisfactorily defend it as part of a comprehensive examination given by the graduate faculty committee and covering all of the student's CEE graduate work at SIUC. Parts of this examination may be written, at the discretion of the graduate faculty committee. The student's performance on the examination is evaluated by the graduate faculty committee and reported to the Graduate School. The Master's Thesis defense is open to the public.