M.Sc. On Campus

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

12 months
44366 USD/year
31326 USD/year
24584 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Civil and Environmental Engineering program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides professionals with the skills needed to handle today's challenges, with opportunities to specialize in: structural and geotechnical engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, transportation engineering.


Through faculty consulting and student projects, the civil and environmental engineering program has forged strong bonds in southeastern Massachusetts, one of the state's fastest-growing regions. The program:

  • contributes to the growth of regional industries, businesses, and governmental agencies
  • addresses problems related to development and infrastructure
  • provides an accessible source of graduate education for the region's engineering employees

Faculty also address environmental problems that impact economic development, including:

  • water quality and quantity issues
  • lake eutrophication
  • hazardous waste handling
  • preservation of the ecological health of the bays
  • industrial wastewater treatment
  • solid waste handling
  • leachate collection and treatment

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers:

  • small classes
  • close contact with faculty who have a diverse set of research interests and industry experiences
  • access to well-supported research facilities
  • state-of-the-art computational and experimental research facilities
  • opportunities for full-time or part-time study
  • convenient class schedule for students who are employed

Program objectives

Program objectives include:

  • enhancing the knowledge of professional practicing civil and environmental engineers so that they are equipped to handle the complex problems of today
  • providing graduates with the skills, experience, and confidence to solve problems not yet encountered

Graduates will have the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • function as a team member
  • identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • communicate effectively
  • act as a leader and direct civil engineering projects

Graduates will also possess:

  • knowledge of contemporary issues and professional culture in their areas of specialization
  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • Reaction Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
  • GeoEnvironmental Engineering
  • Advanced Traffic Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose: 300 - 600 words
  • Official transcripts: from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not). Transcripts should show class rank if available
  • Official GRE score: sent directly from ETS; copies/scans not accepted. GRE scores for the general test are required except by those who are or are about to be graduates of UMass Dartmouth in civil engineering or who are or are about to receive a UMassD civil engineering graduate certificate
  • 3 letters of recommendation: from persons in the field of your academic major at the institution most recently attended or from supervisors familiar with your recent job performance
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly from ETS or testing agency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    44366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22183 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    31326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15663 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12292 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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