Civil Engineering

The University of Maine

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1503 USD/credit
1503 USD/credit
461 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Civil Engineering program of The University of Maine which leads to a Master of Science (M.S., thesis and non-thesis options) degree.


Areas of study and concentrations of the Civil Engineering program of The University of Maine include Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, and Water Resources Engineering at the masters and doctoral levels. In addition, the Department offers an accelerated Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree program (4 + 1, non-thesis) with a concentration in Water and Environment.  Areas of study/concentration within Civil and Environmental engineering are aligned with University of Maine’s Signature Research Areas (Marine Sciences, Climate Change, Advanced Materials in Infrastructure and Energy, Sustainability Solutions and Technologies).

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering areas focus on qualitative and quantitative aspects of marine and inland surface waters, groundwater and wetland environments within the broad context of environmental sustainability.

Geotechnical Engineering

The geotechnical engineering graduate program provides opportunities for specialized training and research in soil mechanics, unsaturated/gassy soil mechanics, thermal soil mechanics, slope stability, soil-structure interaction, and design of foundations and earth retention structures.

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

The program offers graduate courses and opportunities for advanced research in several areas of structural mechanics and design. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Experimental Analysis of Structures
  • Composite Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Design of Wood and Masonry Structures
  • Structural Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • Applicants for the M.S. and M.E. degree programs should normally have a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may find it necessary to take certain courses without graduate credit. 
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 usually is required for admittance. Candidates with a grade point average less than 3.0 can be accepted, based on sufficient evidence of satisfactory performance.
  • Completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript of all previous college or university work
  • Official test scores
  • $65 application fee
  • Official English proficiency examination scores are required unless you have received a degree from an English-speaking institution
  • Certification of Finances to be submitted at the time of admission
  • A copy of your passport or visa to aid in processing I-20 paperwork

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1503 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    461 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 461 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Civil Engineering
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