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Master of Civil Engineering at Norwich

As the first private college in the U.S. to teach civil engineering, Norwich has long been committed to the advancement and application of civil engineering to improve infrastructure – and the built environment as a whole. Norwich University's Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) program helps equip working adults in the civil engineering or related fields with the technical and management skills needed to help advance into leadership roles or to run their own companies.

Earn your master's degree from a university with a nearly 200-year legacy of educating leaders.

  • Personal Support: Our advisors can guide you through the application process and provide support throughout your degree.
  • Shape Your Education: Tailor coursework with the choice of a concentration to strengthen your knowledge and meet your professional goals
  • Expert Faculty: Experience a high degree of interaction with our expert faculty, who bring a mix of academic and professional experience in their respective fields.
  • Extensive Alumni Network: Norwich's alumni community can help you make global connections at private businesses, industries, and government agencies.

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Help bring practicality to the workforce.

I was still in the learning phase, so with this [degree], it helped me know what was expected and what is to be done in a higher capacity.

Raye Regis
Class of 2016
Construction Management Concentration


Applicable coursework.

Our faculty are out in the field and industry each day, and can bring current issues and solutions into the classroom.
Thomas Descoteaux, Ph.D., PE
Master of Civil Engineering
Program Director




Norwich’s MCE program consists of six courses, each delivered over 11 weeks in length for a total of 36 credit hours.

After completed foundational coursework, students tailor their online civil engineering degree by choosing one of the four technical tracks:

  • structural engineering
  • environmental/water resources engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • construction management

Combining the technical and business dimensions of civil engineering careers, our rigorous curriculum teaches students not only to analyze and design a breadth of civil engineering systems but also  to successfully navigate the management-related issues that arise during a project.

Admissions & Tuition

Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally or national accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Fundamental courses may be required

Application Materials

  • Complete application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree
  • Letter of intent
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable

Tuition & Fees

  • $808 per credit hour (36 total credit hours)
  • $31,488 total tuition and fees
  • We accept military and veteran benefits
  • Tuition discounts available


Dedication. Part of what makes the online Master of Civil Engineering program at Norwich University a great choice for engineering professionals is our dedicated faculty and staff members.

Accomplished. Our program is taught by faculty members with real-world and academic experience in structural, geotechnical, environmental, and construction engineering.

Experts. Each are highly regarded for their professionalism and dedication, and have extensive hands-on experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields.

Student Career Outcomes

Our graduates pursue a variety of roles, including*:

  • CAD/BIM Operator
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Hydrology Consultant
  • Marine Transportation Specialist
  • QA/QC Engineer
  • Water Quality Chemist

Our alumni work at top organizations, including*:

  • Appledore Marine Engineering
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
  • FTN Associates
  • Shell Techworks
  • Source Architechnology Systems, Inc.
  • The Bell Company
  • University of Iowa

*Source: Norwich University Master of Civil Engineering Graduate Survey, fielded March 2016.

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