Civil engineers plan and design sustainable infrastructure systems that meet the evolving needs of humanity while maintaining and protecting the natural environment. UConn is proud to offer a variety of advanced degrees in civil engineering. Master’s students are strongly encouraged to develop their understanding of civil engineering through in-depth research. Students who pursue research at the master’s level often continue on to PhD studies or careers in research and development in government and private institutes.
You can earn a Master’s in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Transportation and Urban Engineering.
Information about Master’s Programs in Environmental Engineering can be found here.
Geotechnical engineers seek solutions to problems related to natural disasters including mudslides and earthquakes, assess site conditions, and design earthworks and foundations. You’ll take courses focusing on advanced soil mechanics, earthquake engineering, and foundation design. Facilities within the F.L. Castleman building include the Geophysics Laboratory, Geoenvironmental Laboratory, and the Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory. Faculty research interests include hydrologic modeling, environmental surface chemistry, and engineering site characterization. Learn more.
Students pursuing an MS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering are encouraged to develop their understanding of the subject matter through in-depth research. You’ll take advanced courses in reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, and structural analysis, all while benefitting from access to our unique Structures Laboratory and Concrete Laboratory. Faculty members have expertise in areas such as smart structures, accelerated bridge construction, design of resilient structures, structural health monitoring, ultra-high performance concrete, and advanced materials. Learn more.
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure
Students electing a concentration in Transportation and Urban Engineering take specialized courses in transportation planning, street and highway design, and traffic engineering. Faculty research interests include geographic information science, sustainable transportation, highway crash prediction, transportation safety, urban design, and regional planning. You will have access to the high-tech Transportation Systems Laboratory for research, collaboration, and coursework. The transportation research group works in conjunction with the Connecticut Transportation Institute. Learn more.
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