Online Masters of Civil Engineering (MS)

Civil engineer.
The median annual salary for civil engineers is $84,770 with the top 10% earning $138,110 (US BLS). Boost your career with an online CE degree from an accredited university.

Design and Create Structures to Help Humankind

Join our growing civil engineering department and work to engineer sustainable solutions to deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, society’s energy needs, pollution, urban redevelopment, community planning, and risks posed by natural hazards such as floods and earthquakes. This distance-learning, research-based civil MS offers focuses in structural engineering or water resources engineering and maintains the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education.

#1 Inventions and technology licenses per dollar of research in MI

#2 Public colleges where grads make six figures
Money Magazine, 2017

#6 Early career earnings
Money Magazine, 2017

#18 Civil engineering colleges
College Factual, 2020

A Focus on Structural Engineering

Receive an online civil engineering MS degree focusing on structural engineering. Apply advanced structural engineering theory, structural analysis, and material dynamics. Examine structural dynamics, dig deeper into building code, and further examine the materials that create our world. Visit our program website for more details about our curriculum.

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A Focus on Water Resources Engineering

Receive an online civil engineering MS degree focusing on water resources engineering. Apply advanced design and modeling techniques in hydraulics and hydrology. Examine climate change adaptation, water supply reliability and affordability, ecosystem restoration, and other topics critical in today's changing world. Visit our program website for more details about our curriculum.

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Advance Your CE Career

Enhance your career by opening new job opportunities with an online civil engineering master's degree. Commit to growing your knowledge areas and to becoming an expert through this advanced graduate program. Employers recognize advanced training—a master's degree may qualify you for leadership opportunities, project management responsibilities, or the chance to work on more complicated or sophisticated projects. Stand out by graduating from the #2 public university where grads make six figures (Money Magazine).

About Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech is a public research university founded in 1885. Our Graduate School offers 40 master's degree programs and 27 PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.


  • 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

"What is special about the online MSCE at Michigan Tech is that it is being taught by faculty that are not only dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of this profession through research and education, but by faculty that have been in industry and understand the balance between academia and practical application."

Daniel M. Dowden
Daniel M. Dowden, PhD, SE
Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering