Masters Program

Our Masters of Science and Engineering (M.S.E.) Program develops a sound understanding of the scientific principles upon which engineering research and practice are based. Different aspects of learning are integrated through classroom, laboratory instruction, and independent study experiences. Graduates of the program possess critical thinking skills, the ability for both independent and team problem-solving, and a sense of the excitement of engineering creativity and design. The program also develops communication skills necessary for its graduates to function in teams and to deal with other professions in public and private arenas. Its progressive education furthers student understanding of the context in which engineering is practiced in modern society. Thus, the program educates leaders for tomorrow, providing the tools and perspectives for a lifetime of learning, opportunities, and professional advancement.

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  • Students are required to complete 8 courses, a graduate seminar, and an externship. However, these requirements can be satisfied in a few different configurations – 2 semesters, 3 semesters, or 3 semesters with a thesis. There is some flexibility and we encourage students to find the solution that works best for them. See the options and learn more about the program structure.
  • Masters students are required to complete 8 courses, a graduate seminar, and an externship in order to obtain their degree. However, these requirements can be satisfied in a few different options. As you see, there is some flexibility and we encourage students to find the solution that works best for them.

    • MSE Course-only option
    • MSE Thesis option
    • BS/MSE

    Click here to view all the options and find which one works best for you!

  • One of the best ways to learn more about careers in civil engineering is through an externship. Externships are job shadowing opportunities in which you can observe someone who is in your field of choice. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about career paths and to seek advice which you can use to assist in your own career planning.  Externships can assist you with increasing your networking contacts and can create leads for potential internships or full-time jobs in the future.

    Our program connects MSE students with alumni and their colleagues at their workplaces. Each host decides how to compose the extern’s visit, which might include shadowing the host, meeting with the host’s colleagues, attending meetings, having a tour, and/or working on a project. Externship sites include different types of companies. This program takes place during the January intersession.

    Learn more about the externship process and suggested locations here.

    • Seminars
    • EN.500.603 Academic ethics
    • Responsible conduct of research (where applicable)
    • Title IX and Opioid Awareness Training
      • Access these courses at
      • Sign in with your JHED ID and password.
      • On the left blue bar, select the “Education” icon, then the “My Learning” icon.
      • Search for the following courses:
        • “Opioid Epidemic Awareness and Education Program”
        • “Title IX and Harassment Prevention”
      • Select the “Take Course” icon to take the course.  Each course takes about 1-2 hours to complete.
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