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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering (M.S.)

Master’s degree requirements

The general requirements for admission to the Civil Engineering  graduate program include the receipt of a bachelor of science degree from an accredited civil engineering department and evidence that the applicant has the ability to do satisfactory graduate work. However, students not possessing a degree in civil engineering may be admitted if their undergraduate work is closely related to a specific discipline within the civil engineering program and they complete a core program of undergraduate civil engineering course work.

Students admitted for work toward a master of science degree can select a program of study requiring the completion of a master’s thesis or a master’s report within their area of interest. Distance students can complete a course-work only option.

K-State CE’s MS requires (i) 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis; or (ii) 28 hours of coursework and 2 hours of project; or (iii) for distance students - 30 hours of coursework and a final exam. The MS degree can be completed in one of the following areas of specialization:

Students admitted for work toward a doctor of philosophy degree are required to develop an original research program, and complete a doctoral dissertation under the guidance of faculty members from the College of Engineering. For information about the Ph.D. program, see the Engineering section of this catalog.