One-Year Master's Degree


The BSCE-MCEE program allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Professional Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering with one additional year of full-time study. 

The non-thesis professional master’s degree is offered in two specialization areas:

Benefits of a Master’s Degree

  • Increased employment opportunities and earning potential. On average up to 25% higher salary for civil engineers.

  • A master’s degree is becoming expected. Employers in several civil engineering specialization areas expect their engineers to hold a master’s degree.

  • The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) strongly recommends that all civil engineers obtain a master’s degree for the practice of civil engineering at a professional level and for promotion to senior-level positions. 

Advantages for Undergraduates 

  • Obtain a master’s degree with only one additional year of study and only one year of graduate school tuition

  • Financial aid and other scholarship support are available to support the fifth year

  • Comparable master’s programs may take up to two years

  • Streamlined graduate school application process

How the Program Works

  • It is recommended that you apply to the program during your sophomore or junior year

  • You must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher) to obtain graduate student status

  • Seniors are eligible to apply, but this will be determined by the coursework taken previously

  • A plan of study will need to be approved by the student's undergraduate major advisor and the master’s degree program director

  • You must complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree and a master's degree independently of each other 

  • Learn more about MCEE admissions, requirements and deadlines

Apply Now

Visit our Graduate Admissions to begin your application or speak with your current advisor.

Need Help?

Please contact:

Olga Trejo
Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Administrator

Office: 204 Ryon Lab
Phone: 713-348-2646