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Civil Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , NM,
Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Our department has a rich history of teaching excellence and a diverse group of faculty whose research efforts have led to the development of nationally and internationally recognized programs in areas related to the environment, geotechnics, structures, transportation, and water resources.


Our goal is to prepare our graduates to achieve professional engineering licensure and become future leaders as public employees and private consultants in the various civil engineering fields.

Due to contributions from our civil engineering alumni, we are able to offer a substantial number of scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships are open to entering freshmen, continuing students during their sophomore through senior years, and graduate students. Paid internships are also available for students to gain practical work experience. Our department has partnered with industry and other universities to offer numerous research, internship, and co-op education opportunities in civil engineering. Student development is enhanced through initiatives supported by the following programs within civil engineering at NMSU:

  • Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)
  • Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG)
  • Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)
  • Bridge Inspection Program (BIP)

Through these programs and other research grants, our students can work closely with the faculty on contemporary issues including, but not limited to, ground stabilization, high performance materials, intelligent transportation systems, remote sensing, renewable energy, resilient infrastructure, structural health monitoring, sustainable construction, traffic modeling and simulation, and water treatment and reuse.  The Civil Engineering Department was recently featured in NMSU’s Salon Discovery (Enchantment of the Mind) event at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.


Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and we take pride in offering an outstanding education through a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Chemistry
  • English Composition
  • Intro to Engineering
  • Math Placement Exam
  • Intro to CE, Tech Graphics
  • Technical Writing
  • General Ed Area V
  • Physics 1 for Engineers
  • Physics 1 for Engineers Lab
  • Statics
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Lab
  • Princ. Of Communication
  • Calculus
  • Eng. Physics II
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geology for Engineers
  • Differential Equations
  • Surveying
  • Civil Engineering Materials 
  • Structural Analysis 4
  • Fluid Mech and Hydraulics 4
  • Soil Mechanics 3
  • Statistics for Engineers & Sci

                                                Detailed Programme Facts

                                                • Programme intensity Full-time
                                                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                                                • Languages
                                                  • English
                                                • Delivery mode
                                                  On Campus

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                                                General Requirements

                                                • Take the first step towards a brighter future! Create your NMSU account and apply online.

                                                Step 2: Submit Documents

                                                • Next, you need to submit required documents to NMSU. Please keep the deadlines in mind.

                                                Step 3: Get Accepted

                                                • Congratulations! You’re accepted to NMSU. Let’s get started with your student visa process.

                                                Step 4: Apply for Student Visa

                                                • You have to get a student visa to study in the U.S

                                                Step 5: Enter the U.S.

                                                • Get your plane ticket, passport, student visa, and other documents.

                                                Tuition Fee

                                                • International

                                                  315 USD/credit
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 315 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                                                • National

                                                  252 USD/credit
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 252 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                                                Living costs for Las Cruces

                                                • 806 - 1260 USD/month
                                                  Living Costs

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