Civil Engineering M.S.C.E. (Non-Thesis)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours 

Total Hours: Thesis Track 27 and 3 hours Master’s Project

Admission Requirements


  1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree at a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association.
  2. An undergraduate degree or the equivalent in Civil Engineering or closely related field of study.
  3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  4. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements.


A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Applied Engineering Graduate Coordinator or department chair.


Non-degree students are accepted on an individual basis as space is available.

A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree program provides specializations in Construction Engineering, Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, Transportation-Pavement/Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Surveying-Geomatics.

Program of Study

A minimum of 30 semester hours of course work, none of which was used to satisfy requirements for a previous degree, are required. The student’s faculty advisor, the Civil Engineering & Construction Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Students, Curriculum & Advisement must approve the program of study. Certain specialization groups within the department have specific course requirements, so students are advised to speak with their advisor to ensure degree requirements are satisfied.

Students who are not writing a thesis must take at least 18 hours of coursework in their major field. The major field is defined as the student’s area of specialization.

Degree Requirements

Non-Thesis Track, 30 Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Core Requirements
CENG   7031Research Methods for Civil Engineers and Construction3
CENG   7891Master's Project3
Restricted Electives
Select 24 credit hours of approved Electives at or above the 5000 level24
Other Non-Thesis Track Requirements
Comprehensive Exam
Total Credit Hours30


Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Erica Colbert
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 7995
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-3007
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