Master's Degree

Civil Engineering (M.C.E.)

Basic Degree Information/Description:

The Master of Civil Engineering degree is designed to provide specialized knowledge in selected technical areas of Civil Engineering.The educational objective of this program is to produce graduates who are capable of professional practice in a specialized area of Civil Engineering namely, environmental engineering, geo-environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering,transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.The new MCE degree is a courses-only program targeted towards providing advanced technical training and building critical thinking skills for practicing engineers.Technical training is provided in five areas: environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the MCE degree, in addition to any conditional course requirements, is 34 semester credit hours. At least 24 semester credit hours must be taken at UTSA. MCE students are required to give a technical seminar.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines:

Admission pre-requisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Test Scores: General GRE required

Resume or CV: Optional

Letters of Recommendation: Optional

Statement of Purpose: A statement of research/specialization interest is required.

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements:  International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

Degree Requirements:

  • The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the MCE degree, in addition to any conditional course requirements, is 34 semester credit hours. At least 24 semester credit hours must be taken at UTSA. MCE students are required to give a technical seminar.
  • For a complete list of degree requirements, please contact the Department.

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Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):
Spring- November 15
Fall- July 15

International Applicants:
Spring- September 15
Fall- April 15

Contact Information:

Graduate Advisor of Record: Jose Weissmann, Ph.D.
Email Address: Jose.Weissmann@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5595

Degree Website: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ce/programs/grad/NewMCE.html

Degree Catalog Link: http://www.utsa.edu/gcat/chapter6/COE/ceedept.html#mce

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Career Options Available for a Civil Engineering Graduate:

Our graduates are in high demand in a multitude of private and government agencies, such as engineering consulting firms, infrastructure design/construction companies, environmental health companies, as well as various state, city, and municipal government organizations.

Course Scheduling and Offerings:

  • This program is housed on UTSA’s Main Campus.

A listing of our available courses per semester are listed on the following website.