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?

It’s an excellent time to advance your career with an M.S. in civil engineering. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is expected to grow by 20% during the next decade. Our program is designed to help you advance your skills and capitalize on this growing industry, whether you want to step into a senior position, take on a more specialized role or pursue a doctorate.

Manhattan College has a legacy of excellence. Our engineering programs were founded in 1893, and since then our program has become an industry frontrunner — U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks our School of Engineering among the top 50 engineering schools in the nation whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.

Faculty & Research  

Unlike what you might find at a large research institution, the civil engineering faculty at Manhattan College have the time and resources to devote to each individual student. Our faculty will get to know you and help you connect with the research and job opportunities that suit your interests.

There are numerous lab assistantship and graduate research opportunities in this program, 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. The fellowship includes a stipend to support international research and professional development. 

The Location

Often considered “The College That Built New York,” Manhattan College students and alumni are 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. Jaspers have also had a hand shaping the city’s skyline: two Manhattan engineering alums have overseen the master plan for rebuilding the World Trade Center, including the 1 WTC tower which is now tallest structure in the western hemisphere.

As a student in the civil engineering master’s program, expect to follow in the footsteps of our alumni, who have landed jobs at major companies in and around New York City, such as:

  • AECOM
  • Con Edison
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • NYC Transit Authority (MTA)
  • Turner Construction Co.

What Will You Learn?

Civil engineering incorporates scientific and mathematical principles, which you will study in-depth as part of your graduate coursework. You will choose to specialize in one of three areas:  

  • Structural engineering: the analysis, design and construction of buildings, bridges, ships, aircrafts 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 

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What Will You Do?

The civil engineering M.S. program will prepare you for advanced technical positions or for admission to doctoral programs.

The civil engineering M.S. program professors are outstanding — some of them are the best and brightest in the field. The greatest benefit of this experience I think is the ability to take what was learned in class and apply it to the real world.

William Marsala ’15, Civil Engineer for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation