Civil Engineering

Temple University

36 months
1490 USD/credit
1490 USD/credit
1135 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test (GRE)
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1490 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1490 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1490 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1490 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    1135 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1135 USD per credit and a duration of 36 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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