Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering
Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the highly qualified faculty. The department has state-of-the-art laboratories for each major technical area. These labs — housed in the Engineering Building (EB), Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) building, and Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) building — include:
- Geo-materials (AASHTO Accredited)
Admission & Application Requirements
Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.
|Civil Engineering (MCE)|
|Required Degree||Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution. An undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is required.|
|Minimum GPA||3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours|
|Coursework||18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.|
|Transcripts*||Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English|
|Credential Evaluation||Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform|
|English Language Proficiency||550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100|
|*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.|
Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.
|Civil Engineering (MCE)|
|Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.|
|Academic Year 2023-24||Priority||International||Domestic|
|Fall 2023||Not Available||June 1||August 1|
|Spring 2024||Not Available||November 1||December 1|
|Summer 2024||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Academic Year 2024-25||Priority||International||Domestic|
|Fall 2024||February 1||June 1||August 1|
|Spring 2025||Not Available||October 1||October 1|
|Summer 2025||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
Research Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to full-time students carrying out research. Typical amounts are $22.5k and $25.5k per year for MCE and PhD students.
UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.
This program is housed on UTSA’s Main Campus.
The most recent graduate thesis work includes:
- Investigation of Juniperus Woodland Replacement Dynamics
- Phytoremediation of Lead Contaminated Soils
- Effectiveness of Al- and Fe-based Drinking Water Treatment Residuals in Remediating Soil Arsenic: Mechanisms and Implication
- Watershed Streamflow Estimation Utilizing Remote Sensing Time-Series Proxies of Landscape Moisture State and Radar Precipitation.