Master On Campus

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University

12 months
50310 USD/year
50310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a professional master's degree at Rice University that adds communication and leadership courses to a curriculum already strong in fundamentals and theory. The degree is designed as a bridge to industry, allowing graduates to rapidly advance their careers. 


If you are thinking about graduate study in civil and environmental engineering, you are familiar with the engineering challenges in infrastructure and the environment facing our society. You also know that the application of new technology and research is crucial.

The programme

That’s where Rice comes in. We offer a highly interdisciplinary research experience with strong underpinnings in various scientific and engineering disciplines. They are designed to develop fundamental understanding of structures, infrastructure systems and the environment. 

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Rice University is to educate tomorrow’s leaders and enable them to solve complex problems associated with the natural and built environments in which we live.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering Project Development and Management
  • Elasticity, Plasticity and Damage Mechanics
  • Time Dependent System Reliability Modeling and Analysis
  • Matrix/Computational Methods in Structural Mechanics
  • Concrete Building Design
  • Computational Nanoscience for Green Infrastructure
  • Steel Building Design
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Bridge Engineering & Extreme Events
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Structural Dynamic Systems and Control
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Modeling and Analysis of Networked Systems
  • Offshore and Marine Systems
  • Advanced Stochastic Mechanics
  • Applied Monte Carlo Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA Requirement 3.0 or higher
  • TOEFL scores if the applicant's native language is not English (a TOEFL score of 600 or higher on the paper test or 90 or higher on the iBT version is required for admission to Rice), or IELTS score in lieu of TOEFL (an IELTS score of 7 or greater is required) and;
  • At least three letters of recommendation from teachers or advisors;
  • Unofficial transcripts of grades from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50310 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    50310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50310 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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