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Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE Graduate Programs


The School of Engineering’s graduate program (within the School of Graduate Studies) provides a vehicle for the Department of Civil Engineering (DCE) to offer broad but comprehensive interdisciplinary Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) and Doctor of Engineering (D.Engr.) degrees. Hence, the DCE has positioned itself to offer comprehensive, innovative programs in advanced engineering education and research. At the graduate level, the DCE provides each student with a new blend of skills and a broad but comprehensive, interdisciplinary advanced engineering education which is required of the engineer who practices in the civil engineering[1]related disciplines in the 21st century. Civil engineering-related concentrations include: Structural Engineering, Structural Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Geomechanics, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic/Hydrologic Engineering, Water Resources, Geohydrology, hydrology, Construction Engineering and Management, and Infrastructure Engineering and Planning.

Explore our graduate programs below:

CE Graduate Program Handbook: 2022-2024

Study Plan

To assure that students plan their work properly with appropriate advice from the faculty, every student enrolled in the graduate program is required to fill Doctoral Study Plan Form. Not every course is offered every term. At the initial conference with an advisor, an initial plan of study will be established, and submits it when registering for first semester courses to the graduate program coordinator of civil engineering and the department office for placement in the student's official file. At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. This plan must be updated every semester. The plan must be approved by the student's faculty adviser before a copy is submitted to the graduate program coordinator of civil engineering and the department office.

All graduate students must submit an online study plan every semester with this link.

Download and complete an appropriate form with advisor's signature and submit it via the online study plan link

Ph.D. in SRIE PDF Word
D. Engr. Program PDF Word
M. Engr. Program PDF Word
4+1 Yr. BS/M.Eng Program PDF Word

Master of Engineering
The primary purpose of the Master of Engineering Degree program is to prepare individuals for the practice of engineering. The program emphasizes the theory and application of advanced engineering principles utilizing the most advanced computational and analytical methods and tools. The goal of the program is to produce forward-looking engineering professionals who are capable of making significant contributions to society, while safeguarding the environment. Preference for admission to the Master of Engineering Degree program is given to those persons who hold a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited undergraduate engineering degree program. Applicants who are graduates of computer science, mathematics, physics, and other science and mathematics related fields will be considered. The Master of Engineering Degree study program is intended for those persons who plan to practice engineering in industry, government, and academe or as entrepreneurial professionals. This degree program may also serve as the initial step towards the doctorate for those who are inclined to advance their knowledge of technological, managerial and engineering design and practice-based concepts. The program provides three distinct program options that allow the student to develop a program that suits his or her professional objectives.

Doctor of Engineering
The purpose of the Doctor of Engineering program is to prepare students beyond the application of advanced engineering principles to the ability to perform independent research, problem definition and problem solving. The goal of this program is to produce engineering professionals who are leaders in their fields of academic and applied engineering. The Program leading to the degree of Doctor of Engineering is formally affiliated with the department where activities are most closely related to an applicant's advanced study goals. However, the range of inquiry may (and is encouraged to) cross traditional departmental and school lines such that research and practical experience opportunities are extremely broad, and that highly individualized programs can be pursued.

DE Engineering Program information can be found here: Morgan State University Catalog

The graduate program in the Department of Civil Engineering provide the degree work plan in the following concentrations:

1. Structural Engineering,
2. Geotechnical Engineering,
3. Transportation Engineering,
4. Environmental Engineering,
5. Hydrologic/Hydraulic/Water Resource Engineering,
6. Engineering Construction and Management,
7. Earthquake Engineering

Required Core Courses in Concentrations

Structural Engineering
CEGR 628: Bridge Engineering
CEGR 635: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
CEGR 629: Advanced Structural Steel

Geotechnical Engineering
CEGR 731: Advanced Soil Mechanics I
CEGR 745: Advanced Analysis of Slope Stability
CEGR 748: Design of Pile Foundation

Transportation Engineering
CEGR 661: Airport Planning and Engineering
CEGR 680: Highway Infrastructure Management System
CEGR 681: Theory of Traffic Flow

Environmental Engineering
CEGR 510: Principles of Environmental Engineering I
CEGR 663: Readings in Environmental Engineering
CEGR 673: Advanced Environmental Engineering Design

Hydrologic/Hydraulic/Water Resource Engineering
CEGR 615: Open Channel Hydraulics
CEGR 619: Modeling of Groundwater Flow
CEGR 687: Ground Water Hydrology

Earthquake Engineering
CEGR 631: Structural Dynamics
CEGR 702: Seismic Design
CEGR 749: Earthquake Engineering

Construction Engineering and Management
CEGR 645: Construct Project Administration and Management
CEGR 646: Construction Engineering and Management for Engineering
CEGR 755: Construction Cost Management