Online MS, PhD in Civil Engineering

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Versatile, Future-Forward, Graduate Degrees

Earn Your Online Master’s Degree or PhD in Civil Engineering at One of the Top Civil Engineering Colleges in the Country.

Civil engineers design, create, and maintain the structures that support our communities, states, and country. They work to engineer sustainable solutions to deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, society’s energy needs, urban redevelopment, community planning, water resources, and risks posed by natural hazards such as floods and earthquakes. Civil engineers, then, are not only unsung heroes, but also the backbone of any modern society.

Earning your online master’s or doctorate degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University will prepare you to enter this fast-growing field where you can make an impact on millions of lives.

When you earn an online civil engineering degree from Michigan Tech, you’ll also join a supportive community of leading researchers, dedicated peers, and successful alumni who will both inspire and challenge you. You'll make personal and professional connections while opening up opportunities for diverse career pathways.

Specialize Your Online Graduate Program.

MTU's Online Civil Engineering graduate program offers two specialized areas to help you tailor your educational experience to your ideal career.

Focus on Structural Engineering.

If you’re interested in designing, building, analyzing, and even leading advanced civil and structural engineering projects around the globe, our online master’s in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering is perfect for you. Alternatively, go further with a PhD in this focus area.

In these degrees, you’ll examine advanced structural engineering theory, structural analysis, and material dynamics. You'll dig deeper into building code and analyze the materials that create our world. Visit our program website for more details about the curriculum.

Structural Engineering

Focus on Water Resources.

Maybe you’re interested in working with the most abundant and precious natural resource on the planet: water. In our online master's or PhD in civil engineering with a focus on water resources engineering, you'll apply advanced design and modeling techniques in hydraulics and hydrology. You'll examine climate change adaptation, water supply reliability and affordability, ecosystem restoration, and other critical topics .

In short, this graduate program will provide you with the expertise to design, plan, and manage advanced water resources projects to help protect and use water in sustainable ways. Visit our program website for more details about the curriculum.

Water Resources Engineering

Why Earn Your Online Degree in Civil Engineering at Michigan Tech?

There are many reasons why Michigan Tech is ranked as one of the top universities in the country for engineering and STEM. But here are some of the reasons that we’re one of the top online civil engineering programs in the nation.

  • Flexibility and freedom. Online civil engineering degree students take the same courses as in-person students and have the same opportunities to meet one-on-one with faculty and peers to make lasting connections.
  • Distinguished faculty. Students will work with world-renowned online civil engineering degree faculty mentors who bring their vast experience in the field to the coursework.
  • A degree that makes a difference. Whether it’s climate change adaptation or urban redevelopment, earn an online civil engineering degree that helps you make a local, national, or global impact. 

Learn About Civil Engineering Research

What Can You Do with an Online Master’s or PhD in Civil Engineering?

With an online MS in civil engineering from Michigan Tech, you’ll be qualified for leadership and managerial positions in some of the fastest-growing fields in engineering.

Some Popular Civil Engineering Careers

  • Transportation engineer
  • City Planner
  • Project engineer
  • Traffic engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Structural engineer
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  • $84,770
    is the median annual salary for civil engineers.
  • $138,110
    is the median annual salary for civil engineers in the top 10%.

Get Started on Your Online Civil Engineering Degree.

Take the next step on your journey to earning an online civil engineering master’s degree at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.

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"An online MSCE with a water resources focus provided me with the flexibility to further focus my education in my desired field of study and continue with my full-time job. . . . Once a Husky, always a Husky!"Amber Strutz, Online MS in Civil Engineering '21
  • 30
    total credit hours to complete program
  • $3M+
    our annual expenditures for CE research
  • $0
    applying online is always free
  • 100%
    online civil engineering MS degree
  • #20
    online civil engineering MS program in the nation