Master of Civil Engineering

master of civil engineering

Quick Info

  • Coursework completed in 18 months
  • Classes capped at 15 students
  • Personalized support

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Next Session Start Date
Monday, September 3, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, August 13, 2018

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

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Leadership in the Field

As the first private college in the U.S. to teach civil engineering, Norwich University has long been committed to the advancement and application of civil engineering to improve our country’s infrastructure – and the built environment as a whole. Our Master of Civil Engineering program honors that commitment by providing working adults who may currently work as professional engineers or in engineering-related fields with the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience needed to assume leadership positions within their organizations or to run their own companies.

Combining the technical and business dimensions of civil engineering careers, our rigorous curriculum teaches students not only to analyze and design a breadth of structural and environmental systems, but also to successfully navigate the management-related issues that arise during a project. Faculty members strive to create one of the best civil engineering colleges online, and bring vast field and research experience into the virtual classroom, illustrating concepts with real-world examples and engaging students in discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing today’s civil engineers.

Students tailor their online civil engineering degree by choosing one of four technical tracks in structural engineering, environmental/water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, or construction management. By the program’s conclusion, students will have compiled a portfolio of design and management projects that they present to program faculty during their residency week as the final step in their degree completion. This impressive body of work also serves as a valuable resource for graduates as they pursue career opportunities within their current organizations or with prospective employers.

The Norwich Advantage

  • Our faculty includes leaders and innovators from every sector of civil engineering; most have professional engineering licenses, and many hold terminal degrees.
  • Classes are capped at 15 students, enabling in-depth discussions and frequent one-on-one interactions with professors.
  • With four technical concentrations to choose from, you can focus your studies on the area that interests you most and develop specialized skills that will set you apart in the job market.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week. If you need to complete math or undergraduate engineering fundamentals courses, Norwich offers those courses as an integrated part of the curriculum, so you don’t have to delay your program enrollment.
  • Norwich has been an educational pioneer in the field since 1820, when we became the first private college in the country to offer civil engineering instruction.

Enroll Here. Go Anywhere.

Whether you want to advance into a leadership role within your current organization, transition to a new career, or run your own company, a Master of Civil Engineering degree from Norwich University is your professional launching pad. Recent program graduates have gone on to positions ranging from director of a community development NGO in Haiti, to environmental engineering consultant, to engineer officer for the U.S. Army.

How to Get Started

With so much to learn and do, it’s easy to lose track of how to get started. Don’t worry: Norwich works hard to make it easy for you. We can guide you through the application process, give you tips on how to get the most out of your Norwich experience, and assist you in getting the required materials for the Master of Civil Engineering program.

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