MS in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Programs

Admission Requirements

MS admission is based on an academic record demonstrating adequate preparation and potential for successful graduate study. This typically includes a BS from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Submission of results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is usually required. Graduates who do not have a bachelor's degree in either Civil, Architectural or Environmental Engineering may be required to take preparatory undergraduate courses. Complete information is given in the Graduate Catalog.

For general graduate study information see the Graduate Admissions office and the Graduate College.

**Applications for admission must be submitted through the Admissions Office.**

  • TOEFL – 600/250 – iBT scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores
  • GRE (optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation

If you have questions regarding the Civil Engineering Graduate program please contact Dr. Joseph Martin (

If you have questions regarding the Architectural Engineering Graduate program please contact Dr. Jin Wen (

If you have questions regarding the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program please contact Dr. Charles Haas (

Civil Engineering

The master’s degree requires a total of 45 credits, of which 24 credits must be in the major field of interest and 6 credits are to fulfill math requirements. The remaining credits are taken as electives in related areas. The choice of core and elective courses is made in consultation with the student’s graduate advisor.  Dual graduate degrees are possible. Among the more popular programs are combining the MS in Civil Engineering with an MS in Environmental Engineering, or Engineering Management. The required credits must meet all civil engineering program requirements and will be determined on the basis of the student’s proposed program of study. 

Information on the MSCE program - Read More

Architectural Engineering

The MS in Architectural Engineering requires a total of 45 credits. Applicants must meet the following requirements: a BS in Engineering OR for students without an Engineering degree, the following courses, or their approved equivalents, will meet these requirements: Fundamental Fluids (CIVE‐320), Thermodynamics (ENGR‐210), Heat Transfer (MEM‐345 - for Building Energy students), Basic Chemistry (CHEM‐102 - for Indoor Environmental Quality students).

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Environmental Engineering

The MS in Environmental Engineering requires 45.0 credits. Both thesis and a non-thesis options are available. It is possible to finish the MS degree on either a part-time or a full-time basis.

The degree consists of five core courses (in topics of chemistry, statistics, analysis of physical systems, and policy), completion of sequences in two areas (e.g. treatment processes, risks, water resources, or environmental modeling), additional elective courses and/or the MS thesis. Full time students can complete the degree in 15-18 months.

The student's plan of study and choice of sequence courses is made in consultation with the student’s graduate advisor. 

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Financial Support

Visit the Student Resource Center/Financial Aid website to learn how to apply for financial assistance.

Drexel's Financial Aid Code: 003256

*In the event of any conflict between the information on this web page and official policies and catalogs, the official policies and catalogs take precedence.