Civil Engineering, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52800 USD/year
52800 USD/year
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The Civil Engineering department from Catholic University of America offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in civil engineering. Our goal is to produce graduates who are schooled in fundamentals and capable of doing advanced engineering work.


Major areas of concentration for this Civil Engineering program from Catholic University of America are: construction engineering and management, environmental engineering and water resource management, solid mechanics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering materials, and systems engineering.

Master's Degree Options

The Department of Civil Engineering offers two graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Civil Engineering (M.S.):

  • Professional Master's Program - for recent graduates and practicing engineers interested in specialized areas to enhance their careers. Master's thesis is optional.
  • Master's Program (pre-doctoral) - for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Master's thesis is required. 
  • The M.S. (thesis-option) and M.S. (coursework-only) degrees both contain at least 30 credit hours.


    The minimum requirement for admission to the M.S. degree program is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. The minimum requirement for admission to the master's degree program of a particular department is an undergraduate degree from an accredited engineering program. Additional requirements may apply based on undergraduate performance.


    The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • The available courses include laboratory studies, applied mathematics, engineering analysis, engineering design, and a variety of advanced level courses in various areas of applied science and engineering management.

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    3 (recommended)

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
    • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency
    • Submit confirmation of financial support
    • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
    • Receive your admission packet with visa information
    • Secondary School Report
    • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      52800 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 26400 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      52800 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 26400 USD per semester during 12 months.

    Living costs for Washington, D. C.

    1705 - 2975 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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