Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Students entering the master of science in civil engineering (MSCE) program are expected to have a background equivalent to that of students graduating from the bachelor of science in civil engineering (BSCE) program offered at The University of Texas at Tyler, or to obtain such background through specified prerequisite coursework.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at The University of Texas at Tyler, to be admitted to the MSCE program a student must meet the following admission requirements.

  1. Satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal and quantitative) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or 3 years of engineering experience (US only).
  2. Satisfactory grade point average on the student's last four semesters of academic study and last 60 semester credit hours of upper division undergraduate or graduate courses
  3. A bachelor's degree in a civil engineering program accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. Students who have not earned such a degree will be required to complete prerequisite coursework before starting the MSCE program.
  4. A demonstrated proficiency in the use of the English language, both spoken and written
  5. Approval of the MSCE Program Administrator and the Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Consideration for admission to the master of science in civil engineering program will also be given to one or more of the following: the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.