Merrimack College

School of Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering


315 Turnpike Street

Mailstop O-15

North Andover, MA 01845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the practice of engineering.

This program emphasizes a holistic, systems view of the various disciplines. At its core, the curriculum provides formal instruction in the systems paradigm and in a set of mathematical tools appropriate to a particular focus area of interest and that will be used in subsequent courses.

Why a master’s in civil engineering?
This advanced study of civil engineering is ideal for individuals who are socially aware and would like to work with other professionals to solve societal problems. Merrimack’s program applies the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our environment and infrastructures, including environmental, water resources, geotechnical structure, and transportation and is unique designed to respond to the significant demands for advanced degrees for careers in civil engineering.

Career opportunities
Civil engineering is a highly versatile degree allowing graduates to work in many different industries and professions. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.

Learn more about Engineering Fellowships to build and enhance a student’s professional skills. The fellowship covers half the cost of graduate tuition, while the graduate student works up to 20 hours per week in the academic department.

Admission Requirements
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university; or a
Bachelor of Science degree in another engineering field (i.e. environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management).


  • Structural Analysis or approved equivalent
  • Environmental Engineering or approved equivalent
  • Geotechnical Engineering or approved equivalent
  • Transportation Engineering or approved equivalent


Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack’s Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering curricula are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate international applicants for whom English is not his/her native language and did not complete a bachelor’s degree in the US must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from one of the following tests: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is designed to measure an applicant’s ability to communicate in English in a college or university setting. Merrimack College requires a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test (no subset below 18) for all graduate applicants. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to measure an applicant’s ability to communicate in English in a college or university setting. Merrimack College requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 5.5) for all graduate applicants.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $790 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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