24 months
1546 USD/credit 23190 USD/year
1546 USD/credit 23190 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
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In the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program in the College of Engineering at Temple University, you will master the skills needed to build and maintain the infrastructure of the modern world—including airports, bridges, canals, dams, highways, roads and tunnels—and also develop the geotechnical and structural analyzation skills required for responsible engineering.


In addition to building on your existing technical and practical skills, you’ll become a more articulate, socially aware contributor to the civil engineering profession. Learn to unpack and critically evaluate key challenges and issues facing society’s infrastructure and formulate intelligent engineering solutions.

The master’s degree program in Civil Engineering at Temple University is structured in a flexible sequence so that you can plan ahead and structure your academics around your personal and professional commitments.

Small classes, low student-to-faculty ratios and in-person learning make for an effective, tight-knit graduate learning environment. Lab coursework, experiments and research are performed in extensive, cutting-edge facilities stocked with modern tools and instruments that will better prepare you for the professional environment.

Classes & Curriculum

The graduate degree comes with a great deal of flexibility: You can choose to study full time or part time, with most classes beginning after 4:30 p.m. Many students finish their requirements in the span of two years, though the time limit for completion is five years.

The recently revised curriculum reflects the most up-to-date research and skills, preparing students to excel in today’s industry. The curriculum is particularly strong in construction management as well as infrastructure, both of which are fast-growing job markets.

The core courses solidify your foundations in engineering and math before you delve into elective coursework on a variety of topics. You’ll have the flexibility to tailor the degree to your career aspirations and preferences; two-thirds of your courses will be electives chosen based on your interests. You can even take electives outside of the engineering department to shape your personal curriculum.

Examples of some available electives include:

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics,
  • Behavior and Design of Steel Structures,
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and
  • Structural Design of Pavements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bridge Design
  • Transportation Engineering Materials
  • Pavement Management and Traffic Systems Management
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Earth Retaining Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test 
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Students not adequately prepared for advanced courses may be required to take a number of prerequisites.
  • Statement of Goals: Describe your relevant technical experiences and career goals in one to two pages.
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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