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Start building a strong career with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering at LSU Online. Designed for civil engineering professionals looking to elevate and refresh their knowledge of the industry, our online MS in Civil Engineering program offers many areas of specialization that can advance your career. Our students become equipped to design, develop, and effectively lead in the civil engineering industry. Gain the tools needed to address globalization and sustainability, while advancing your position as a lead civil engineer.
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Earning the online civil engineering degree allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.
Throughout your entire academic journey, a personal Learner Concierge will be available to answer questions and offer encouragement.
Lead by experienced-field experts, our online civil engineering degree is an advanced program that provides fundamental principles and techniques in a flexible learning environment.
Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.
You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $779
Total cost with fees: $28,044
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.
Applicants Without an Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering
Students without an undergraduate BS degree in CEE are allowed to enroll in graduate programs. However, those students are required to pass leveling courses to satisfy department requirements. The department and transportation specialty leveling courses are listed below. Students may enroll as a non-matriculating until leveling courses are completed.
MATH 1550 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
MATH 2065 Elementary Differential Equations
CE 2450 Statics
CE 2200 Fluid Mechanics
MATH 2057 Multidimensional Calculus
CE 2710 Introduction to Civil Engineering
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
CE 3300 Geotechnical Engineering I
CE 3400 Mechanics of Materials
CE 3600 Principles of Highway and Traffic Engineering
CE 3700 Engineering Materials Laboratory
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs
Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.
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While professional licensure and certifications are available in fields related to our degree programs, our programs do not directly result in licensure or certification. Licensure in fields related to engineering, construction management, or computer science generally falls under the jurisdiction of external organizations such as state licensing boards. For example, engineering licensure in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board. If you intend to pursue such credentials, we advise you to contact the applicable authority to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Further, you may contact the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering (email@example.com) with questions related to licensure or certification.
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