Master of Science in Structural Engineering
In addition to the general information provided here, please refer to sections of the Graduate Handbook for the Structures Program where degree requirements and other official rules are given.
All students are required to complete, and have approved, a Plan of Study. The Plan of Study must be completed during the first semester of graduate work. It must be approved by the student's advisor, and deposited with the assistant in Room 2129, Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory.
Faculty & Students
Mission & Goals
Typical MS Program
Mechanics and Dynamics (assumes Structural Analysis [CEE 470] completed during undergraduate studies)
Steel Structures III (CEE 560) and/or Reinforced Concrete III (CEE 561)
Earthquake Engineering (CEE 572)
Other: Geotechnical, Computing, or Materials
11-Month MS Program
A professional-oriented MS program is offered in structural engineering. MS level courses are sequenced such that students can earn their degree in an academic year plus a summer term. This possibility is only for the non-thesis track. Each of the courses shown in the table below are given for 4 credits. A total of 36 credits is required for the MS degree. A minimum of three courses must be at the 500-level with at least two of them in structures. For more information, click here.
Students who have not taken CEE 470: Structural Analysis as part of their undergraduate program may take this course as part of their MS program. CEE 470 is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.
Sample 11-Month MS Program
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Term|
|take 3 or 4 courses||take 3 or 4 courses||take 1 or 2 courses|
Steel Structures II (CEE 462)
Reinforced Concrete II (CEE 463)
Masonry Structures (CEE 467)
|Prestressed Concrete (CEE 468)||Decision & Risk Analysis (CEE 491)||Wood Structures (CEE 469)|
|Structural Mechanics (CEE 471)||Steel Structures III (CEE 560) 1|
|Structural Dynamics (CEE 472)||Finite Element Methods (CEE 570) 2|
|Reinforced Concrete III (CEE 561)||Earthquake Engineering (CEE 572) 3|
1 CEE 560 is offered only in alternate springs (odd years)
2 CEE 570 requires CEE 471 as a prerequisite
3 CEE 572 requires CEE 472 as a prerequisite