The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree, and are involved in professional development opportunities which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.
Students can choose between a thesis track, and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full-time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part-time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Research Assistantship, students must select the thesis track.
The Civil & Environmental Engineering specialization allows students to develop an interdisciplinary focus through their coursework and thesis topic. Graduate students work with faculty with expertise in transportation, geo-technology, structures, water resources, and the environment. Interdisciplinary areas include mechanics and materials, and sustainability. This specialization also includes the following focus areas: Mechanics and Materials; Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence; Sustainability; and Transportation Engineering.
The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.) and thesis research/engineering project. 6–9 of the required semester hours can be Thesis Research/Engineering Project.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering program.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program OR Bachelor's degree in the Science or Mathematics disciplines from an accredited institution of higher learning (The graduate program advisor will assess the background of the applicant and evaluate their suitability for admission to the program)
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Typewritten statement of professional objectives
Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
Two letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Optional Interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
Foundation Courses (eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution prior to admission):
At least one of the following:
Probability & Statistics
The graduate program advisor may specify additional required undergraduate-level coursework to supplement the applicant’s background before taking any graduate courses.
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.