Master of Engineering

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The Master of Engineering degree in the Civil Engineering concentratrion is a non-thesis, 30-semester-hour program designed to suit the needs of the practicing engineer in one of the engineering disciplines in the College.

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)
  3. If English is a second language, obtain the minimum scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the latest University policy.

* - GRE test may be waived for the applicants, who received their undergraduate degree from Lamar University or other ABET-accredited programs. 

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 minium of 21 elective courses from the CVEN graduate course list or other graduate courses as approved by their academic advisor or the chair of the department.
  4. Satisfactory completion of a final comprehensive examination


Earn a degree that matches your interests!

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

Graduate Course List