Breakneck human development and globalization have seriously damaged the physical environment and have led to unintended inequalities in global social structures. Engineers have a special responsibility to develop solutions for these dilemmas.
Rice University is an internationally respected university known for its academic excellence, individual attention to students and strong connections to contacts in industry and academia. Rice University is consistently ranked among the Top 20 according to U.S. News because of its prestigious reputation and selectivity. A professional master's degree from Rice University gives graduates an immediate advantage in employment opportunities and salary compared to many other colleges.
The Master of Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.C.E.E.) at Rice is a professional non-thesis degree program targeted to managers, practicing engineers, and consultants in technical fields who want to become more effective practitioners in civil and environmental engineering. Our Professional Master’s Program is designed for students whose interests and abilities lie at the interface between traditional engineering and a desire for enhanced skills necessary to tackle the complex infrastructure and environmental challenges of today.
The program is available on a full or part-time basis and takes advantage of its location in Houston, Texas and the wide variety of industries in close proximity to the Rice campus. The program can be completed in as little as one year.
Key benefits for students and practitioners include:
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There are two M.C.E.E. tracks available in the program to focus on your interests within civil and environmental engineering: