12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program at the Illinois Institute of Technology provides highly specialized design-oriented and management courses, and offers students the opportunity for independent research, preparing them to make significant contributions within the profession and to respond to the changing needs of engineers in today’s workforce.


The Civil Engineering program at the Illinois Institute of Technology is also for students who would like to advance their careers, pursue further studies in a doctoral program, or seek a specialized focus in civil engineering.

Program Overview

Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills set to make significant contributions to the profession, working in areas of high-impact innovation such as bridge engineering, construction engineering and management, public works policy, and transportation systems analysis.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate civil engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Civil engineer
  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • Construction manager
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Environmental engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acoustics and Lighting
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Seismic Retrofit and Earthquake Hazard Reduction
  • Building Envelope Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Bridge Engineering
  • Dynamics of Fire
  • Fire Protection of Buildings
  • Building Science
  • Mathematical Methods for Structural Engineering
  • Building Energy Modeling
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete
  • Buckling of Structures
  • Structural Model Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four technical areas (construction, geotechnical, structural, and transportation engineering) are included in the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program. Degree candidates in the master of science program must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, six to eight of which are for research and thesis. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework (except CAE 431 and CAE 432) may be included in the M.S. program with prior adviser approval. An oral defense of the thesis constitutes the comprehensive examination, and no additional written comprehensive examination is required.

Tuition Fee

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    29628 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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