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MS Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis

MS Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. admission requirements

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

► A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

  • 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    • 9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
    • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).
  • 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS thesis preparation and writing (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Civil Engineering Emphasis Course List

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8640 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  • 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    • 9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
    • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).
  • 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  • 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    • 9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
    • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).
  • 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  •  9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
  • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).

• 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology
  • GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Emphasis Description

The M.S. in Engineering with an Emphasis in Civil Engineering degree provides specialized expertise in civil engineering by providing a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in two distinctive areas: Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Environment and Water.  Specifically, the program offers students the opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research in asphalt and concrete pavements, pavement evaluation and preservation, bridge engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, structural and materials modeling, transportation geotechnics and geomechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, urban water, environmental processes, sustainable coastal and river engineering, environmental fluid mechanics, water resources planning and management, and interdependence of infrastructure systems. 

The STRuctural ENGineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH) Laboratory and the GMAT Laboratory are two key research facilities where students and faculty work together to advance these areas. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines as well as other schools and colleges at UGA.

Admission to the Emphasis

M.S. requirements. No additional requirements.

Program of Study

In addition to the requirement for the M.S. in Engineering, the Civil Engineering Emphasis Area requires Masters coursework to be taken from classes in discipline specific areas. The M.S. in Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

►A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework, which must include

• 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including

  • 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    • 9 hours of which must be selected from the Civil Engineering Emphasis course list.
    • 12 hours of which must be from UGA courses open only to graduate students and exclusive of thesis (7300) and research (7000, 7010).
  • 1 hour of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar*

► A minimum of 6 hours of master’s research (7000) or project-based research (7010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum; however, at most 6 hours of 7000/7010 may be listed on the Program of Study.

► 3 hours of MS Thesis (7300)

* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the Program of Study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance of speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.

As a requirement of the M.S. Engineering Degree with Emphasis in Civil Engineering, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from the list below.  Students will work with their graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field. In addition to completing 9 credit hours selected from the list below, students may work with their graduate advisor to develop an interdisciplinary plan of coursework drawing from the extensive graduate course offerings available at UGA.

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

  • ENGR 6350 Finite Element Analysis
  • ENGR8103 Computational Engineering
  • CVLE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CVLE 6340 Design of Bridges
  • CVLE/MCHE 8350 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • CVLE/MCHE 8440 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • CVLE 8550 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVLE 6470 Pavement Design
  • CVLE 8420 Geomechanics
  • CVLE 8460 Soil Improvement
  • STAT 6315 Statistical Methods Researcher

Environment and Water

  • ENGR 6440 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
  • ENGR 6450 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
  • ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
  • ENGR 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
  • ENGR 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
  • ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
  • ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
  • ENVE 6430 Natural Resources Engineering
  • ENGR 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CVLE 8140 Mixing & Transport
  • CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
  • WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrolog