Civil EngineeringMaster of Science

The University of New Haven’s master degree program in civil engineering is uniquely designed for individuals with a keen interest in civil, environmental, and construction engineering and sustainability who want to improve their core competencies in analysis and design, areas that are critical for multifaceted civil engineering projects of the future.

A future of opportunity

Civil engineering positions account for the most jobs of any engineering field, and this job growth is predicted to continue. In Connecticut alone, job openings for civil and environmental engineers are expected to grow by 13.8 percent through 2022, which is higher than the aggregate rate of growth for all occupations in the state.

Federal funding for sustainable and "green" development has also led to an increase in environmentallyfriendly infrastructure projects, which has driven demand for civil and environmental engineers.

Our graduates will be prepared to work for Departments of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the EPA, or consulting and engineering firms as a:
  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Project leader
  • Structural engineer
  • Research Consultant
  • City engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Green building professional
  • Urban planner
Innovative focus areas

Students will choose courses from four innovative focus areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
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Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Selected Courses and Programs
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship

    Team project-based course geared toward developing entrepreneurial businesses related to civil and environmental engineering in a seminar format. With support of industry mentors, students are guided through the process of identifying opportunities, developing business plans, and determining funding sources. The class culminates with presentations to industry experts and venture capitalists to mimic typical investor pitches. The goal is to provide students with the knowledge and network to realize their business idea.

  • Sustainable Engineering

    This course provides an overview of the concept of sustainability, including changing attitudes and values toward technology and the environment in recent times. Topics include models for population growth and urbanization trends, energy resources, global food production, global water resources, the built environment, and basics of quantifying sustainability with tools for sustainable engineering.

  • Air Pollution Fundamentals

    An introduction to the sources of air pollution, transport of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the atmosphere on local and global scales, transformations of pollutants by atmospheric processes, impact of airborne pollutants on the environment, control of sources of air pollution, and legislative mandates. Introduction to meteorological concepts and computer transport models. Current issues such as ozone depletion and global warming will also be discussed.

  • Environmental Law and Legislation

    Review of techniques of enforcement of state and federal pollution control laws and regulations; effects on waste treatment criteria and design and evalution of municipal ordinances; preparation of environmental assessments and impact statements.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Civil Engineering, M.S.

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Civil Engineering, M.S.

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Licensure and Certification Information

Generally, one of the requirements to become a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) includes a having an earned undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited program. Licensing boards in each state have their own laws regarding engineering licensure. Please note that as a master’s-level program this is not generally designed to meet the educational requirements for the PE (Professional Engineering) licensure.

The University’s M.S. Civil Engineering program

  • Our curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for PE licensure in CT
  • We have not yet made a determination if our curriculum meets the PE licensure requirements in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

NOTE: As there are some exceptions to the earned ABET-accredited undergraduate degree, we are currently working through all states’ requirements and will update this information as we make the determination.

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Licensure Information

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