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Full time & Part time See Course MSc Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

About the course

Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering helps students approach, evaluate and devise solutions to some of the largest problems facing modern infrastructure and the environment today.

Students may choose to pursue their studies in one of the following areas of focus:

  • Environmental engineering
  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Mechanics and materials engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering

Course Structure

  • Credit hours: 33 (without thesis) or 30 (with thesis)
  • Thesis options: Students who choose to complete a thesis take 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours for conducting thesis research. Students who choose the non-thesis
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Entry Requirements

Preferred bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences, or applied mathematics.

Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) achieved at the time of bachelor's degree completion.


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Looking to advance in your career or build on your research experience? 

Whether you are looking to advance in your career or build on your research experience, a master's degree from the George Washington University offers the opportunity to take your knowledge to the next level.

Through a combination of courses, labs and workshops, master's students at the School of Engineering & Applied Science can expect to take 2-3 years for completion, full-time or part-time. Additionally, students may choose to complete the program with a thesis or take additional courses as a replacement.

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GW SEAS offers the Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees in 13 fields of study:

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Funding Your Graduate Education

The School of Engineering & Applied Science offers funding opportunities for Master's, domestic and international students. All applicants applying to masters degree programs are reviewed for merit-based scholarships. In addition, we have provided additional resources for funding opportunities available at other organizations which can be applied toward your studies at GW. 

You can find more information here: graduate.seas.gwu.edu/funding

Today, GW SEAS is ideally situated to take full advantage of today's advances in engineering. Located in the heart of one of the largest and most comprehensive technology centers in the US, we harness our strong connections to influential institutions to deliver a unique combination of research, learning and leadership experiences for our students.

Recognizing the range of opportunities available here, our outstanding faculty members join GW from some of the nation's other top engineering schools. At SEAS, they foster a tightly knit community where faculty and students develop innovative technologies that help address many of the big challenges of our day.

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