Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Science
Major: Civil Engineering
Hours: 30

Civil Engineering - Masters

Delivery Options:

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Engineering Program in Civil Engineering will deepen your knowledge of civil engineering beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. You will be able to conduct research and contribute something new to the field by doing experiments and taking part in research publications.

If you are a practicing civil engineer, the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering at Lamar University is designed to suit your needs with a non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program.

The Master of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering at Lamar University is a thesis option program that prepares you to independently develop solutions in your discipline. You'll select a thesis committee and a director who will guide you as you prepare to defend and present your research

Why Study Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lamar?

Lamar University's small class sizes allow professors to engage with students on a personal basis. We also have a bi-annual career fair to bring local industry and students together for co-op and career opportunities.

The mission of our department is to provide students with high quality and accessible undergraduate and graduate civil engineering education, to engage and empower students with skills and knowledge to thrive in professional careers, and to serve society through economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.

Career Paths

Civil and environmental engineers design a safer, cleaner world for all of us. Your career in civil and environmental engineering will allow you to make sure that we all have safe places to live and work. You'll provide us with clean drinking water and ways to live sustainably. With the world’s growing population and our limited natural resources, your work will be extremely important in ensuring sustainable development of our resources.

Primary Careers

Environmental engineer, materials engineer, structural engineer, transportation engineer

Career Areas

  • Geotechnology
  • Materials safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Structural technology
  • Civil infrastructure

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Construction companies
  • Renewable energy suppliers and developers
  • Departments of transportation
  • Infrastructure agencies
  • Research and development laboratories
Nicholas Brake, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor