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Civil Engineering - M.S.

Manhattan College's master's degree in civil engineering is designed for professionals looking to polish their skill set and advance into specialized opportunities, senior positions or doctoral studies.

Why Choose Civil Engineering?

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Manhattan College is often referred to as “The College That Built New York,” and with students and alumni helping to create and maintain some of the world’s most complex structures, including the George Washington Bridge and New York City’s subway system, it’s easy to see why. 

Jaspers have also helped shape the city’s skyline. Manhattan engineering alumni oversaw the master plan for rebuilding the World Trade Center, including the One World Trade Center tower.

Not only are you in good company at Manhattan College, but by focusing on one of three areas for in-depth study—structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, or construction management—professionals like you will be ready for an array of senior positions. To name just a few possibilities: designers and architects, who conceive and construct bridges, ships, and office towers; environmental engineers, whose knowledge of soil science, chemistry, and biology is critical to modern engineering, construction management directors, lawyers, and more.

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*Salary estimate provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After 4.5 years in the civil engineering industry, I've seen first-hand how successful the students and my fellow co-workers who went to Manhattan College have become, including myself.

Megan Schmidt ’17, Senior Project Engineering at DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Get a Custom Curriculum Designed For Hands-On-Learning

Pursue your master’s degree in civil engineering at Manhattan College and you will be at the forefront of a rapidly changing and growing industry. Join other creators and visionaries who plan to shape the world in big ways.

Get the most out of your study by partnering with faculty to customize your own hands-on project, involving all aspects of structural and geotechnical applications. Or, work with faculty on theoretical and experimental research sponsored by private and public agencies, and likely to be published in highly respected publications.The curriculum for this 10-course, 30-credit program is: 

  • Find Learning That Matches Your Lifestyle

    You’re already a busy professional. We meet you where you are, so you can get your degree on a schedule that works for you. You may take 10 courses, 8 courses with a thesis, or 9 courses with a special project. Part-time students generally finish their degrees in 2-3 years.
  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    Our Jasper culture makes Manhattan College an especially inclusive place. The values and career aspirations you share with your peers and professors make for lifelong personal connections. And not just in the classroom. The School of Engineering boasts a large selection of clubs like Engineers Without Borders, Women in STEM, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and more.

Build Valuable Skills

Bring your skills in line with your potential via a curriculum customized to your interests. For in-depth study, choose from: 

  • Structural engineering: the analysis, design and construction of buildings, bridges, ships, aircraft, and other vehicles of flight
  • Geotechnical engineering: the study and behavior of various soils to find ways of properly supporting all structures on the Earth and other planets
  • Construction management: the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction project from beginning to completion  

Take advantage of lab assistantships and graduate research opportunities as part of your master's in civil engineering, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Discover Professional Opportunities

Photo of a civil engineerThanks to our NYC location, expert faculty, and superlative reputation, there are a multitude of opportunities waiting for graduates with a Master of Civil Engineering. Alumni and students have recently interned or worked for:

  • Thornton and Tomasetti
  • Mueser Rutledge
  • Langan
  • Keller
  • Silman
  • WSP Global 
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College or from a recognized foreign institution, and should hold a bachelor's degree from an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. 

    The undergraduate degree should be in the same discipline in which the applicant is seeking a master's degree. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in another engineering or STEM discipline may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission.

    Admission Requirements

  • Program Requirements

    A student must complete a minimum of thirty credits hours of graduate course work. 

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  • Browse Our Faculty

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    Side-by-side research and inquiry are integral to your professional development and a fundamental part of the civil engineering program. Our faculty demonstrate their Lasallian values every day through dedicated mentorship of their students.

  • What Other Students are Asking
    You have questions, we have answers. Please find answers to our most frequently asked questions below:
    • Why study at Manhattan College?
      We offer the most practical master’s degree in Civil Engineering, based on sound theory applied to real-life problems. Our faculty are both high-achieving experts in their fields and devoted members of our Lasallian Catholic community who are committed to serving the professional development of each student.
    • How many courses I need to take?
      Students need to complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credits in order to graduate with a master’s degree in civil engineering.
    • Can I do a special project or a thesis?
      Yes! The major component of all our design courses is an exciting real-life project that involves all aspects of structural and geotechnical applications.
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