Online Graduate Programs

May 2013 » Online Graduate Programs
Bob Drake

Looking to take your next career step and earn a master's degree in civil engineering or a related discipline, but you travel constantly or don't live near an accredited university with a civil engineering program? In addition to the following schools that offer complete online master's degree programs in civil engineering and related fields, many more engineering schools offer at least some courses online for their master's degree or certificate programs.

In addition to the listing below, the Open Education Database (www.oedb.org) provides a comprehensive listing of online college rankings and free courses in a number of study areas, including civil engineering. The website offers up-to-date, detailed school and program information and categorizes free online college courses from well-known universities and providers.

Also check out the Accredited Online Colleges website (www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org) to find accredited online colleges in the United States. Accredited Online Colleges lets users search through accredited schools based on a variety of criteria such as degrees offered and also provides accreditation information for each listed school. Among its offerings is a list of accredited online master's in business administration (MBA) programs at www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/online-mba-programs.

Also check out the MBA online programs directory at www.mbaonline.com. The website presents both offline and online educational paths to obtain a degree in business management or a related field. Links are provided to some of the top-ranked online MBA programs.

Another website, Affordable Colleges Online (www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/mba-programs), allows users to search accredited online MBA programs and lists scholarships and internships, professional organizations, and free online learning courses. 

Following are schools with online master's degree programs in civil engineering and related fields:

American Sentinel University
www.americansentinel.edu/information-technology/master-geospatial-information-systems
• Master of Geospatial Information Systems

Atlantic International University*
www.aiu.edu/Master%20of%20Civil%20Engineering.html
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
*NOTE: Atlantic International University is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept or transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment.

Auburn University
www.auburn.edu/distance_learning/auonline
• Master of Environmental Engineering

Colorado State University
www.learn.colostate.edu
• Master of Science/Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering – Focus Areas: Geospatial Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering

Columbia University
www.cvn.columbia.edu
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Concentration Areas: General and Construction Engineering and Management
• Master of Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Drexel University
www.drexel.com/online-degrees/masterdegrees.aspx
• Master of Science, Construction Management
• Master of Science, Project Management

Florida International University
www.cm.fiu.edu/mscmonline
• Master of Science, Construction Management

Illinois Institute of Technology
http://iit.edu/iit_online/programs.shtml
• Master of Environmental Engineering

Iowa State University
www.ede.iastate.edu
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Concentration Area: Construction Engineering and Management

Kansas State University
www.dce.k-state.edu/engineering/masters/civil
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering

Mississippi State University
www.distance.msstate.edu/engr/degreeprograms.html#Civil
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology
http://futurestudents.mst.edu/degrees/index.html
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
• Master of Engineering, Geotechnics

New Jersey Institute of Technology
http://online.njit.edu/programs/degrees/msce.php
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University
www.distance.ncsu.edu
• Master of Civil Engineering
• Master of Environmental Engineering
• Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

North Dakota State University
www.ndsu.edu/dce/degrees/graduate
• Master of Science, Construction Management
• Master of Transportation & Urban Systems
• Mater of Science in Transportation & Urban Systems

Norwich University
http://civilengineering.norwich.edu
• Master of Civil Engineering – Four technical tracks: Structural, Geotechnical, Construction Management, or Environmental/Water Resource Engineering

Ohio University
http://engineeringmastersonline.ohio.edu
• Master of Engineering Management

Old Dominion University
http://eng.odu.edu/cee
• Coastal Engineering Certificate Program

Pennsylvania State University
www.worldcampus.psu.edu
• Master of Geographic Information Systems

Southern Methodist University
www.smu.edu/Lyle/Graduate/ProspectiveStudents/DistanceEducation.aspx
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Science, Environmental Science
• Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
• Master of Arts, Sustainability & Development

Stevens Institute of Technology
www.webcampus.stevens.edu/engineering-management.aspx
• Master of Engineering Management

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
http://gisc.tamucc.edu
• Master of Science, Geospatial Surveying Engineering

University of Alabama Birmingham
www.uab.edu/engineering/professional-programs/cem
• Master of Engineering, Construction Engineering Management

University of Colorado Denver
www.cuonline.edu/GIS
• Master of Engineering, Geographic Information Systems

University of Florida
www.distancelearning.ufl.edu
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Science/Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences – Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Engineering
• Master of Science/Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences – Water Resources Planning and Management

University of Idaho (Engineering Outreach Program)
www.uidaho.edu/cogs/academics/distancelearning/listofonlinedegrees
http://eo.uidaho.edu
• Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
• Master of Science, Geological Engineering

University of Illinois
http://cee.illinois.edu/ceeonline
• Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Concentration Areas: Construction Management, Transportation Engineering, and Infrastructure

University of Louisville
http://louisville.edu/online/master-of-science-in-civil-engineering.html
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Specialization: Transportation Engineering

University of Maryland
http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=688
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Engineering, Project Management

University of Minnesota
http://isme.umn.edu
• Master of Science, Infrastructure Systems Management and Engineering

University of South Carolina
www.ce.sc.edu/StudentInfo/Apogee/index.html
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

University of Southern California
http://mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/degreeprograms/CEE/MSCE-CE.html
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Concentration Areas: Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Systems, and Water & Waste Management
• Master of Science, Construction Management
• Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
www.engr.utk.edu/civil/gradprogram/distance-ed.php
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Public Works Option
• Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

University of Washington
www.pce.uw.edu/online-learning
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering
• Master of Sustainable Transportation

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
www.uwplatt.edu/disted/engineering.html
• Master of Science, Engineering – Concentration Areas: Applications of Engineering Management, Engineering Design, Control (Electrical) Systems, and Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

Villanova University
www.villanova.edu/engineering/academics/distance_ed
• Master of Science, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering
• Master of Science, Sustainable Engineering

Virginia Tech
www.vto.vt.edu
• Master of Science, Civil Engineering – Concentration Area: Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering
• Master of Science, Environmental Sciences and Engineering – Concentration Area: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
http://online.wpi.edu/environmental.html
• Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

Do you know any colleges or universities not on this list that offer online master's degree programs in civil engineering or related disciplines? Please send the institution's name and website address to Bob Drake at bdrake@zweigwhite.com


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