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For working professionals seeking to earn a master’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, engineering management, or a related discipline, the following expanding list of schools offer master’s degree programs that can be completed entirely or mostly online through distance learning. The list of schools has increased 24 percent compared with last year, but more significant, many universities are further refining online delivery methods and developing the areas of focus and the graduate degrees offered online, expanding opportunities for civil and structural engineers to continue their education and to specialize.

If a master’s degree is beyond your budget, schedule, or needs, many of the schools listed here also offer online certificate programs to increase your knowledge and skills in specialized areas of study.

To help begin the search, following are links to 67 schools with online accredited master’s degree programs in relevant disciplines. (Logos indicate sponsored enhanced listings.)

 


 

Arizona State University

http://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/graduate   

  • Master of Science, Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Engineering, Sustainable Engineering
  • Master of Sustainability Leadership

Auburn University

http://eng.auburn.edu/online/graduate-programs/index.html 

  • Master of Civil Engineering

California State University, Fresno

www.fresnostate.edu/cge/water

  • Master of Science, Water Resource Management

Case Western Reserve University

http://online-engineering.case.edu/civil

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (structural engineering focus)

Colorado State University

www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/civil-engineering

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Columbia University

www.cvn.columbia.edu

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Delta State University

www.deltastate.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/biological-and-physical-sciences/mas-git

  • Master of Applied Science, Geospatial Information Technologies

Drexel University

www.drexel.com/online-degrees/masterdegrees.aspx

  • Master of Science, Construction Management,
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Project Management

Florida International University

http://fiuonline.fiu.edu/programs/online-graduate-degrees 

  • Master of Science, Construction Management
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Harvard University

www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/sustainability-degree

  • Master of Liberal Arts, Sustainability (requires at least one, three-week course taken on campus)

Iowa State University

www.distance.iastate.edu/programs/degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering (construction engineering and management focus)

 


 

Johns Hopkins

https://ep.jhu.edu/programs-and-courses/programs 

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Master of Science, Environmental Planning and Management
  • Master of Engineering Management

At Johns Hopkins University, you can earn a master’s degree in civil engineering completely online, or by taking a combination of online and onsite courses. The program prepares you for new challenges in the field, and offers you the opportunity to work closely with instructors who are practicing engineers and scientists. You can take online courses in geotechnical engineering, design of ocean structures, and environmental biotechnology, just to name a few. Johns Hopkins Engineering has offered online courses since 2001. For more information, please visit https://ep.jhu.edu/ce

 


 

Kansas State University

http://global.k-state.edu/courses/degrees 

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Community Development

Kennesaw State University

http://learnonline.kennesaw.edu/graduate-programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Lawrence Technological University

http://onlinedegrees.ltu.edu/colleges/college-of-engineering

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Louisiana State University

http://lsuonline.lsu.edu/programs/master-science-construction-management.aspx

  • Master of Science, Construction Management

Michigan Technological University

www.mtu.edu/gradschool/programs/degrees/geospatial

  • Master of Science, Integrated Geospatial Technology

Mississippi State University

www.bcoelearning.msstate.edu/academic-programs/civil-engineering

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Civil, Transportation, and Construction Systems
  • Master of Engineering, Coastal and Water Management
  • Master of Engineering, Structural and Mechanical

Missouri University of Science and Technology

http://dce.mst.edu/credit/degrees 

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (environmental, structural, geotechnical, water resources, or construction engineering focus)
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management
  • Master of Engineering, Geotechnics

Montana Tech

www.mtech.edu/academics/gradschool/distancelearning/distancelearning-pem.htm

  • Master of Project Engineering and Management

New Jersey Institute of Technology

http://www5.njit.edu/online/programs 

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Transportation

North Carolina State University

http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Environmental Engineering

https://online-distance.ncsu.edu/program/master-of-geospatial-information-science-and-technology

  • Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

North Dakota State University

www.ndsu.edu/dce/degrees/graduate

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Transportation and Urban Systems
  • Master of Science, Transportation and Urban Systems
  • Master of Science, Community Development

Norwich University

http://civilengineering.norwich.edu

  • Master of Civil Engineering (structural, environmental/water resources, geotechnical, or construction management engineering focus)

Ohio University

http://onlinemasters.ohio.edu

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; structural engineering; or transportation engineering focus)
  • Master of Engineering Management

Old Dominion University

https://online.odu.edu

  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

www.worldcampus.psu.edu

  • Master of Geographic Information Systems
  • Master of Professional Studies in Geodesign
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Professional Studies, Community and Economic Development

Purdue University

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management and Leadership

Salisbury University

www.salisbury.edu/geography/msgism 

  • Master of Science, GIS Management

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

www.sdsmt.edu/DistanceEducation 

  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Southern Methodist University

www.smu.edu/Lyle/Graduate/ProspectiveStudents/Lyle%20Distance%20Education%20Program/Programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering,
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Arts, Sustainability and Development
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Southern New Hampshire University

www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/masters

  • Master of Science, Construction Management
  • Master of Business Administration, Engineering Management

Stanford University (Stanford Center for Professional Development)

http://scpd.stanford.edu/certificates/mastersDegrees.jsp

  • Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology

https://www.stevens.edu/academics/stevens-online/available-programs/schaefer-school-engineering-science

  • Master of Science, Construction Management

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

http://gisc.tamucc.edu/graduate/graduate.html

  • Master of Science, Geospatial Surveying Engineering
  • Master of Engineering

Texas Tech University

www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/programs/index.php

  • Master of Civil Engineering

The George Washington University

http://onlineemse.seas.gwu.edu/online-programs/ms-in-engineering-management

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Alabama – Birmingham

www.uab.edu/elearning/degrees-certificates/graduate/master-degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Advanced Safety Engineering and Management
  • Master of Engineering, Civil Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Engineering, Sustainable Smart Cities

University of Alabama – Huntsville

www.uah.edu/online-learning/online-programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (hybrid program, primarily online)
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Arizona

http://online.engineering.arizona.edu/online-programs

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Arkansas

https://online.uark.edu/programs/master-science-engineering.php

  • Master of Science, Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of California – Los Angeles

www.msol.ucla.edu/sustainable-water-engineering

  • Master of Science, Engineering with Certificate of Sustainable Water Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering with Certificate of Specialization in Engineering Management

University of Central Florida

www.ucf.edu/online/degree/engineering-management-m-s-e-m

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

www.uccs.edu/easonline/degree-programs/engineering-management-degree.html

  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management

University of Colorado – Denver

www.cuonline.edu/GIS

  • Master of Engineering, Geographic Information Systems

University of Dayton

www.udayton.edu/engineering/learn/graduate/engineering-management-ms.php

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Florida

www.distance.ufl.edu/masters

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering Sciences (specialization in Water Resources Planning and Management)
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering Sciences (specialization in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Engineering)
  • Master of International Construction Management
  • Master of Sustainable Design
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Sustainability
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Systems

University of Idaho

www.uidaho.edu/cogs/programs-offered/online-programs/list 

  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management
  • Master of Science, Environmental Science
  • Master of Science, Geological Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

http://meng.uic.edu

  • Master of Engineering (disaster management focus)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://cee.illinois.edu/academics/graduate-programs

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (construction management, infrastructure, transportation engineering, or structural engineering focus)
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

University of Louisville

http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/degree-programs/online-degree-programs.html

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Engineering Management

University of Maine

https://online.umaine.edu/spatialinformatics

  • Master of Science, Spatial Informatics

University of Maryland

www.advancedengineering.umd.edu/programs 

  • Master of Engineering, Project Management
  • Master of Engineering, Transportation Systems

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

http://online.unl.edu/programs-and-courses/graduate-doctorate-programs/engineering-management.aspx

  • Master of Engineering Management

University of North Carolina

https://onlinemba.unc.edu/academics/concentrations/sustainable-enterprise

  • MBA with Sustainable Enterprise concentration

University of South Carolina

http://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/engineering_and_computing/study/graduate_education/distance/index.php

  • Master of Science/Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of South Florida

www.usf.edu/engineering/imse/graduate/msem.aspx

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Southern California

http://gapp.usc.edu/den/programs

  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (construction or structural engineering focus)
  • Master of Science, Green Technologies
  • Master of Science, Systems Architecting and Engineering

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

http://volsonline.utk.edu/online-programs/graduate-programs 

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Public Works or Transportation concentration
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

University of Texas – Arlington

www.uta.edu/engineering/future-students/engineering-online/index.php

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

University of Virginia

http://cgep.virginia.edu/civil-and-environmental-engineering   

  • Master of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering (infrastructure systems focus)

 


 

University of Wisconsin – Platteville

www.uwplatt.edu/distance-education/online-programs 

  • Master of Science, Engineering (structural/geotechnical engineering focus)
  • Master of Science, Project Management

Your best career move

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a regionally accredited university, offers a 100% online master’s in Engineering. Select an area of interest in Engineering Design, Applications in Engineering Management, Control (Electrical) Systems, or Structural/Geotechnical Engineering to round out your degree. Not ready for a full degree? Expand your skill set with an engineering certificate.

$10,000 scholarships, funded by the National Science Foundation, are available! The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has educated engineers for over 150 years and has earned a national reputation as a prestigious engineering institution.

Learn more at www.GoUWP.com/ce or call 800-362-5460.

 


 

University of Washington

www.pce.uw.edu/online/masters-degrees

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems: Sustainability Management
  • Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management
  • Master of Science, Construction Management
  • Master of Sustainable Transportation

University of Wisconsin – Madison

https://epd.wisc.edu/online-degrees

  • Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering

Villanova University

http://www1.villanova.edu/main/online-programs.html

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science, Sustainable Engineering
  • Master of Science, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Virginia Tech

www.vto.vt.edu/?view=programs&show=masters

  • Master of Natural Resources
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

www.wpi.edu/academics/Online/degrees-certificates.html

  • Master of Science, Construction Project Management
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering

Youngstown State University

www.ysu.edu/academics/science-technology-engineering-mathematics/online-engineering-management-mse

  • Master of Science, Engineering Management
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