Graduate School

Civil Engineering—MS, PhD

The MS Civil Engineering program is also available online with a focus on Structures, and to Michigan Tech students as an accelerated master's degree.

What you'll work on

With a four-to-one graduate student- to-faculty ratio, students can tailor their academic plan within five areas of emphasis: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering materials, and water resources engineering.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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Who you'll work with

Michigan Tech has a tradition of excellence in civil engineering education, blending theory, practice, creativity, and hard work. You’ll join an intellectual environment where students and faculty make the next breakthrough together.

Faculty Spotlight 


Amlan Mukherjee
Associate Professor,
Civil and Environmental Engineering

"Think about long-term sustainability."

As the American Society of Civil Engineers reminds us, it’s not enough to build the project right, it’s also important to build the right project. We use lifecycle thinking to inform selection of project designs that are cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and adaptable to changing needs in society

Where you'll work

We maintain eight start-of-the-art facilities for research, including world-class petrography laboratories for characterizing materials. Other laboratories support structural testing, concrete mixing and testing, asphalt testing, binder characterization, hydrodynamic and scour studies, complex data visualization, and rail transportation planning. Benedict Laboratory, the largest lab on campus, is one of a select few university labs that can test and evaluate ultra-high performance concrete.