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Our MS in civil engineering excels for its combination of deep technical knowledge and broad industry partnerships. Choose Merrimack if you seek:
Merrimack College’s master’s program in civil engineering includes unique fellowships that let you build professional experience while saving thousands on tuition. If selected for a fellowship, you’ll gain valuable mentoring from a civil engineering faculty member, building high-level, real-world skills in research or teaching.
You’ll learn from civil engineering veterans who’ve practiced, consulted, and conducted research all over the world. Our instructors include accomplished pros such as Richard Fox, former CEO of CDM Smith; James Kaklamanos and Marc Veletzos, national experts in seismic engineering; and Cynthia Carlson, a leading researcher in the connections between civic infrastructure and public health.
Merrimack College alumni are loyal and very involved in our civil engineering master’s program. Numerous Merrimack engineering graduates now hold high-level roles in consulting firms, construction companies and the public sector. They contribute to the student experience by speaking on campus, actively supporting our American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) student group, and offering mentorship and internships to our current master’s in engineering students.
Our civil engineering master’s degree program attracts students and faculty from across the globe. You’ll work alongside colleagues from India, Africa, the Mediterranean, Europe, South America and North America, acquiring a well-rounded perspective that equips you to practice civil engineering in diverse cultures and physical environments.
Merrimack’s civil engineering graduate program offers multiple pathways to completion. Depending on your career objectives and your budget, you can earn the civil engineering master’s degree in 9, 12, or 18 months. You can take courses at varying times (including evenings if you work a full-time schedule), start the program in either the fall or spring term, and tap a range of scholarships, grants, and loans to support your education.
Merrimack’s master’s degree in civil engineering includes an optional engineering management specialization that prepares you for supervisory roles and leadership positions in project or construction management. You’ll take graduate courses in both engineering and business, developing skills that distinguish you in the civil engineering job market and have high value to employers.
Our civil engineering management specialization equips you to:
The management module can pay dividends whether you’re just entering the profession, or are an experienced pro seeking to advance your career.
With its dynamic regional economy, Greater Boston offers a rich environment for starting or advancing your civil engineering career. Merrimack College has robust partnerships with employers throughout New England, enabling our civil engineering master’s students to gain real-world experience on projects ranging from public infrastructure to industrial planning, urban redevelopment, environmental remediation, and more.
Civil engineering salaries average about $86,000 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers actively seek Merrimack civil engineering master’s degree graduates for their technical prowess, leadership ability, and communication skills. Our recent alumni work for firms such as: