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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.

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.
  • For more information on coursework, please see the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines:

Admission Prerequisites:

  • Required Degree: An undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education, or proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  • Other Degree Requirements: None.

Application Requirements:

  • General University Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet university wide requirements.
  • Application: A complete Graduate School application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: None.
  • Letters of Recommendation: None.
  • Statement of Purpose: A statement of specialization interest.
  • Test Scores: General GRE, not older than five years.
  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: U.S. Citizens (Domestic) or permanent residents who have earned university level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit all official transcripts from foreign institutions along with an evaluation of the transcripts from an approved Foreign Credential Agency.
    • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
    • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
  • International Applicants:
    • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
    • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 550 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
    • Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements. 

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.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Jie Huang, Ph.D.
Email Address: jie.huang@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-7908

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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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.

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