Civil Engineering

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

24 months
1651 USD/credit
1651 USD/credit
1631 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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All specialty aspects of civil engineering which align with the UL Lafayette Department of Civil Engineering faculty's areas of expertise can serve as potential specialization areas for both course selection and thesis topics.


The Master of Science in civil engineering program couples research and academics, so you can climb the job ladder faster or pursue your doctorate for a career in academia. We seek to mold scholars who will advance engineering knowledge and improve the material conditions of humankind.

Our Master of Science in Civil Engineering focuses on three specialty areas: transportation and pavement materials; water resources and environmental engineering; and structural engineering. There are ample opportunities for you to specialize in these areas, or pursue an emphasis in hydraulics, engineering mechanics, coastal engineering, construction materials, environmental engineering, structures, and transportation engineering, all while utilizing our faculty and their expertise.

We are proud of our industry partnerships and faculty research, so you can participate in a number of research projects and activities that you can utilize for your thesis or independent study. We offer a 30-hour thesis track and 30-hour non-thesis track.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Engineering with Experimental Analysis
  • Hydrology
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Systems Design
  • Highway Engineering
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Mechanics of Sediment Transport
  • Dynamics and Matrix Analysis of Structures
  • Structural Systems Design
  • Plates and Shells
  • Advanced Desigh of Steel Structures
  • Foundation Design
  • Computational Hydraulics
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Flow Theory and Control
  • Urban Infrastructure Systems
  • Pavement Design and Management
  • Water Quality Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for graduate study at UL Lafayette, you must:

  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1651 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1651 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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