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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

As a graduate of the MS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, you will be able to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts. At the master's level, there are five concentrations for Civil Engineering in

The MS in Civil Engineering can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Learn more about the benefits of this unique program.


The minimum semester hours required by students to complete this degree vary by concentration. Please view the concentration links above for specific details. Typically full-time students are able to complete these requirements in about two to three years, however it might take longer if the student completes a thesis or participates in co-op.

* Updates to the Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Curriculum

  • Construction Management Concentration
    • Course Work Option should say "Complete 14 semester hours from the following courses:"
    • Report Option should say "Complete 10 semester hours from the following courses:"
    • Thesis Option should say "Complete 6 semester hours from the following courses:"
    • Engineering Leadership Option should include the following:
  • Environmental Engineering Concentration
    • The ADDITIONAL CORE COURSE section of the Engineering Leadership Option should be replaced with the following:
Learning Outcomes

The M.S. programs' student learning outcome is

  • The ability to use basic engineering concepts flexibly in a variety of contexts.

Director of Graduate Studies

  • Application of biotechnology for water quality improvement; biological treatment processes and bioremediation; ecotoxicology and toxicity assessment; biosensors for water quality monitoring