Civil & Environmental Engineering

The University of Iowa

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
29026 USD/year
30853 USD/year
11906 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MS and the PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Engineering. The MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering offered by The University of Iowa is awarded with or without a thesis.


Graduate study in Civil & Environmental Engineering offered by The University of Iowa prepares students for professional careers and further study. The principal concentration areas are environmental engineering and environmental science; hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources; structures, mechanics, and materials; sustainable water development; and transportation.

Career Development

  • Current and projected demand for M.S. graduates is excellent. Graduates are placed in advanced technical positions in industry, consulting firms, or government, or they may continue their graduate study. On average, 93-98 percent of graduates are employed in their field of study or pursuing advanced education within seven months of graduation.
  • Engineering Professional Development (EPD) develops and promotes experiential education and professional opportunities for students. Professional staff coordinate the college's co-op and internship program, engage in employer outreach, and provide opportunities for students to network with employers, including an engineering career fair and other career-development programming each semester.
  • EPD also offers individual advising and class presentations on résumé and cover letter preparation, job and internship search strategies, interviewing skills, and job offer evaluation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water and the Environment
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structures, Mechanics, and Materials
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainable Water Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

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

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A statement of purpose
  • Résumé
  • Departmental Supplemental Graduate Application Information form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29026 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30853 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30853 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11906 USD per year 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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Updated over a year ago

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
The University of Iowa


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