M.S.-Civil Engineering;, Ph.D.
The department offers graduate programs leading to either an M.S. or a Ph.D. degree. Five major areas in civil engineering are offered: environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation engineering, and water resources. Course work is also available in remote sensing. There are two M.S. options. The research option requires 25 hours of approved course work and an acceptable thesis. The course work option requires 34 hours of approved course work and an acceptable master's report. A student becomes a doctoral candidate by passing a qualifying examination, satisfying residence requirements, fulfilling 54 credit hours of course work beyond the B.S., or 30 credit hours of course work beyond the M.S., and passing the general examination. The Ph.D. is conferred after successful completion of the dissertation.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges