Master of Civil Engineering

Master the pressing challenges facing our built environment

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Online classes
2–3 years
Average time to completion
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Courses required for
Master’s degree
No GRE Required

Navigate evolving landscapes in the world’s oldest engineering discipline

Become an adaptable, data-driven, and in-demand engineering professional with your Master of Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Earn the technical knowledge to solve structural, geotechnical, and coastal challenges and take the next step in your career to build what’s next.

Ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, you can complete our fully online civil engineering master’s degree in just 10 courses.

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Accessible opportunities await

Convenience was key. It’s hard going to school and working full time. I liked how many online classes were offered, I could work them around my schedule.

–Patrick ’17, Civil Engineering

For visionary developers

You will find success in this program because you have the desire to increase your career opportunities and your impact by better understanding how projects affect the environment and our society. This program is ideal for students looking to:

  • Tackle real-time industry-relevant topics to advance to the top of their fields.
  • Personalize their study through specialized focus areas or independent research.
  • Enroll in a flexible, online program designed for working professionals.

Play a key role in building a sustainable world

Develop the advanced expertise to address complex challenges, improve global quality of life, and stand out as an engineering leader in a range of industries. Our program will allow you to:

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Work with versatile industry experts

Engage with educators and experts providing personalized and interactive instruction in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, and preservation engineering. Join a community that includes:

  • Accomplished scientists and engineers to help build your network along with your knowledge.
  • Collaboration with peers with diverse experience who share your passion and goals.
  • Student-focused mentorship and advising to help open new doors for your future.

Take applied and focused classes

To earn your Master of Science in Civil Engineering, you must complete ten courses—three core courses, four civil engineering electives, and three electives from any of the optional focus areas.

Required Core Classes
  • Geotechnical Engineering Principles
  • Mathematical Methods for Engineers
  • Structural Mechanics

Select Elective Options
  • Advanced Foundation Design
  • Bridge Design and Evaluation
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Investigation, Diagnosis, and Rehabilitation
  • Lateral Forces: Analysis and Design of Building Structures
  • National Disaster Risk Modeling
  • Port & Harbor Engineering
  • Retaining Structures and Slope Stability
  • Sustainable Coastal Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics

Optional Master’s Degree Focus Areas
  • Geotechnical Engineering
    Explore topics like ground improvement methods, hydrogeology, and more.
  • Ocean and Coastal Engineering
    Learn how to apply engineering theory to ocean and coastal systems.
  • Structural Engineering
    Apply engineering theory and practice to building and physical structures.

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Excellence as a competitive edge

From developing visionary leaders, pioneering innovative research, and creating meaningful impact, you’ll find that the JHU advantage goes well beyond rankings and recognition.

Career-focused study

Increase your advancement, leadership, and income potential with industry-specific coursework.

Leading online learning

Your rewarding, impactful experience in our programs is backed by nearly two decades of expert experience in online education.

Practical, professional resources

Benefit from the support of student-focused services designed to help you craft an achievable path to your goals.

Everything we do is focused on you

As an engineer, you want to create a better future by improving everything you see. Our vision is to provide you a rich educational experience that makes that possible.

On your terms, on your time

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals offers exceptional online programs that are custom-designed to fit your schedule as a practicing engineer or scientist. You will have access to the full range of JHU services and resources—all online.

Opening the door to ambition

We are committed to providing accessible, affordable, innovative, and relevant education experiences for working adults. Our admissions counselors are standing by to help you navigate your next steps, from application and financial assistance, to enrolling in the program that best fits your goals. Applications are accepted year-round—with no GRE required.

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Opportunity afforded

78% of our enrolled students’ tuition is covered by employer contribution programs