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Michigan Technological University — Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

No specific deadline

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Typically fall
Program Founded:
December, 1997


One credit hour will be awarded for each academic term served in Peace Corps, including Summer (7 total, out of 30 needed for the master's degree); tuition costs for credits earned through Peace Corps service are not paid by the student. In addition, all students qualify for a tuition rate that is reduced by 35%. Some financial aid in the form of research and teaching positions is available on a competitive basis,and competitive scholarships exist as well.


Michigan Technological University offers a Master's of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. The degree requires two semesters of course work totaling 21 semester units of academic study prior to Peace Corps service. Students can opt for either a thesis track or research report tract. Students take technical and non-technical coursework to prepare for their Peace Corps assignment and also have electives available for their particular area of interest (i.e., environmental, water resources, transporation/materials, structural, geotechnical, construction management).


ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in engineering is recommended; GRE score is required. Non-engineering degree applicants can be accepted into the program but typically require one to two 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:
Prof. Dave Watkins

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
801 Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
(906) 487-1640
(906) 487-2943

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