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Civil Engineering, M.S.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Enhance your education by adding depth and breadth to your knowledge of civil and environmental engineering through this master's program that provides advanced expertise.

This 30-hour master's program includes a thesis and serves professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge in specific civil and environmental engineering subdisciplines. Students can utilize both The Graduate School and the Center for Teaching Excellence to access a wide range of professional development initiatives.

Program Highlights

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    SACS Accreditation

    Earn peace of mind by obtaining a quality education that meets industry standards.

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    Funded Research

    Participate in high-quality research in our specialized laboratories and facilities across campus.

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    Educator Recognition

    Be mentored by our expert faculty, and receive the attention you need thanks to our smaller class sizes.

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    Cross-Disciplinary Courses

    Take other courses offered by USC that tend to your interests and career plans through our flexible course plans.

What You’ll Study

Some of the more popular courses offered in the master's program include collaborating with faculty members in conducting research through independent studies that leads toward an M.S. thesis and related publications. Many graduate courses here and in other disciplines are also offered through APOGEE, our distance education platform.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Private Consultant

Workplace Settings

  • Consulting Firms
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations

The professors provide a wonderful support system for all students with one-on-one advising, outside opportunities such as job recommendations, and available scholarships and research positions.

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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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