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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

Total Hours: 27 hours of coursework with 3 hours Master’s Project

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

  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.

Provisional Admission

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

Non-Degree Admission

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.

Non-Thesis Track Credit Hours: 30

Restricted Electives Credit Hours: 24

  • Select 24 credit hours of approved Electives at or above the 5000G level

Other Non-Thesis Track Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam

Total Credit Hours: 30


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit  Graduate Academic Advisement .

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu