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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 MS focuses on structures and maintains the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education.

#1 Inventions and technology licenses per dollar of research in MI
2018

#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

Our civil engineering MS degree focuses on structural engineering. Apply advanced structural engineering theory, structural analysis, and material dynamics.

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Advance Your CE Career

Enhance your civil engineering career by opening new job opportunities with an advanced degree. Commit to growing your knowledge areas and to becoming an expert. 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).


  • 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 and Environmental Engineering