Master of Engineering Science

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The Master of Engineering Science in the Civil Engineering concentration is a thesis option program that prepares students to independently develop solution in develop solution in develop solution in their selected engineering disciplines. The student should select a department academic advisor and a graduate committee must be formed before the student has completed 15 semester hours of graduate work. No credit toward a graduate degree will be granted unless approved by the student’s graduate committee.

Admission Requirements

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar University College of Engineering has temporarily waived the requirement to take the GRE for admission consideration. Applications will be evaluated based on academic record. For students who cannot come to campus in Spring 2021, please contact the graduate advisor about starting the program on campus or online.*

Admission standards are designed to ensure that all enrolled students are qualified professionals serving in a leadership role in their engineering discipline. The primary requirements are as follows:

  1. B.S. in Engineering (Transcripts required)
  2. Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Verbal + Quantitative>=285, Quantitative>=155)
    Note: GRE requirement waiver can be requested by contacting the Department Chair for substitutions such as graduating from an ABET accredited program, passing Fundamentals of Engineering exams, etc.
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

Degree Requirements

  1. All College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements
  2. A minimum of 9 semester hours of core courses as approved by their academic advisor or the chair of the department.
  3. A minimum of 15 semester hours (five courses) of electives. Other courses approved by department graduate advisor may satisfy part of this requirement
  4. Satisfactory completion and defense of a Master’s thesis (a minimum of 6 semester hours of ENGR 5390 and ENGR 5391)

Earn a degree that matches your interests!


The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers several graduate courses personalize your degree path:

Graduate Course List