Graduate School

Civil Engineering—MS, PhD

The MS Civil Engineering program is also available online with a focus on Structures.

The world’s infrastructure needs you. At Michigan Technological University, you’ll address the needs of our society by combining theory, practice, creativity, and hard work. We are committed to providing an intellectual environment that empowers students to make significant contributions to both the field of civil engineering and society as a whole.

What you'll work on

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

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural
  • Water Resources

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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

Amlan Mukherjee
Associate Professor,
Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial 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.