Civil Engineering Master of Science

The master of science in civil engineering at CU Denver is intended for students who have previously earned an undergraduate degree in engineering. Our graduate programs are designed for working professionals and offer ample opportunities for hands-on research.

Students choose to focus on one of the following areas of expertise:

Degree requirements

The master of science in civil engineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Students choose one of two plans to complete their degree.

P‚Äčlan 1: Master’s Thesis

This plan requires that students complete 24 credit hours of courses and 6 credit hours of master’s thesis work. Students should develop a curriculum plan of courses to take with their thesis advisor’s guidance.

Plan 2: Master’s Report

This plan requires 27 credit hours of courses and 3 credit hours of master’s report work. Students should develop a curriculum plan of courses to take with their thesis advisor’s guidance.

Coursework Assessment Form 

 

Prerequisite Coursework

All graduate students are expected to have completed the prerequisite requirements relevant to their specialization within civil engineering. These requirements are in addition to the coursework required for the graduate degree. Missing prerequisites may be resolved by taking an equivalent course at CU Denver, or an equivalent institution, or by submitting documentation of equivalent coursework to the student’s academic advisor after admission.

 

Department of Civil Engineering site

Master's program application deadlines

Domestic applicants

Fall - May 1

  • March 15 for bioengineering

Spring - October 1

  • December 1 for computer science

Summer* - February 15

International applicants

Fall - April 15

  • March 15 for bioengineering

Spring - September 15

Summer* - February 1 

*Please check that your desired program has a summer term start available.