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University of South Florida — Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degrees Awarded:
Civil Engineering (MS), Engineering Science-Environmental Engineering (MS), Environmental Engineering (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

No specific deadline

Admissions Cycle:

Fall admission: February 15; Spring admission: October 15

Program Start:
Typically Fall & Spring
Program Founded:
August, 2008


Some financial aid in the form of research and teaching positions is available on a competitive basis. Students can earn a minimum of 6 credit hours of field experience during Peace Corps service.


The University of South Florida offers a Master's of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Engineering Science-Environmental Engineering. Students interested in a doctoral degree should contact the program director.

The degree requires two semesters of course work totaling 24 semester units of academic study prior to Peace Corps service and a 6 credit research thesis (tobe completed during service). To prepare for their Peace Corps assignment, students take 9 credits of coursework in appropriate sustainable technology, global public health, and applied anthropology. Students are enrolled in a no-tuition zero credit class during Peace Corps training and service that maintains university library access and full time registration status. 

Students also have 15 credits of electives for their particular area of interest (i.e., environmental, green engineering/sustainability, water resources, transportation planning, structural, materials, geotechnical). A Graduate Certificate in 'Water, Health, and Sustainability' can be easily worked into your degree.


GRE score is required. Non-engineering degree applicants are welcome. An ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in engineering is required for the MS Civil Engineering and MS Environmental Engineering. The Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Science-Environmental Engineering does not require a first degree in engineering.

Non-engineering degree applicants seeking the MS Civil and Environmental Engineering degrees typically require several semesters of "make-up" course work in order to meet engineering accreditation requirements.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. James R. Mihelcic

Civil & Environmental Engineering
4202 East Fowler Ave, ENB 118
Tampa, Florida 33620
(813) 974-9896
(813) 974-2957