The civil engineering graduate program at Wayne State University has traditionally attracted students employed by local industries and government. This program is designed to accommodate the needs of both full-time on-campus students and part-time students concurrently employed by local industry or government. To this end, a majority of graduate classes are held in the evening. Alternatively, full-time students have the opportunity to participate in research and experimental work with the faculty, while pursuing their graduate courses.
- The student must have an undergraduate engineering degree from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or from a comparable foreign institution. In the event that the degree is in some field other than civil engineering, the student may be required to complete a set of prerequisite undergraduate courses before graduate degree credit may be accrued
- The student must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for regular admission. Qualified or probationary admission may be granted to students with a lower g.p.a. Conditions of such admissions are specifically mandated and applicants should contact the Department for details.
The Master of Science is offered by this department under the following options:
- Plan A: Thirty-two credits including an eight credit thesis.
- Plan C: Thirty-two credits of course work.
For either plan, credits must be distributed as follows: at least twenty credits must be taken in the major (CE courses). There must be two courses numbered 7000-8999, and a cluster of courses which will constitute a core, to be selected from one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structures, Transportation, Construction Management.
For specific departmental requirements, students should consult the current issue of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Handbook.
Students must maintain a grade of 'B' or better in all core courses. The credit distribution requirements do not include thesis credit for Plan A candidates.
Within the first eight to twelve credits in graduate work, the student should file an adviser-approved Plan of Work. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering governing graduate scholarship and degrees; see graduate bulletin for details.