About Us

Structural Engineering at Illinois

Our Department offers a comprehensive educational program in structural engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Further information on our departmental programs is at the CEE website, or see the options for structures by clicking on on Programs.


  • The undergraduate B.S. program introduces students to the structural engineering profession and establishes core knowledge in structural analysis and design.

  • The M.S. program focuses on professional education through top-notch teaching with opportunities for additional depth and breadth, and an introduction to research in structural engineering. We offer degrees both with or without research or a thesis as a component of the degree, as well as dual degrees with other programs at the university. Students pursuing a coursework-only M.S. degree program typically take from 9 to 15 months. This includes an option to complete your degree in 9 to 11 months. For further information on a typical 11-month coursework-only M.S. program in structural engineering, click here and scroll to bottom of page.

  • The Ph.D. program emphasizes world-class research, learning, and teaching opportunities in collaboration with our outstanding faculty.

  • The diverse interests of our structures faculty create many opportunities for innovative and creative research. Our faculty have balanced interests in the major areas of design, behavior, analysis and mechanics.