Master of Engineering: Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering

This degree provides you with a broad, practice-based education.

Degree requirements

To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours:

  • applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours)
  • engineering management course (3 credit hours)
  • 24 credit hours from:
    • general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours)
    • elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project

Academic catalog

See the academic catalog for full details on this degree, including course listings.

Admission information

Applicants must select one primary emphasis in:

  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • computer science

Prerequisites / Admission Requirements

1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information.

2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application.
If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores.

3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 

4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation.  

5. You must be accepted by the department.

Prerequisites by emphasis:

Application deadlines 

The application deadlines are:  

  • March 1 for fall semester admission
  • September 15 for spring semester admission

Financial support 

Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students.

The university will provide full graduate tuition remission for approved graduate assistants.