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Master's in Civil Engineering

The field of Civil and Environmental Engineering represents challenging and rewarding professions that serve the needs of the public at all levels from locally to internationally.  Our graduates practice in local, state and government agencies; small, medium and large consulting firms both domestic and internationally to launch careers in fields such as law, medicine and venture capitalism.


Each graduate student works out an individual degree plan with their advisor tailored to their needs.  There are six academic areas to choose from.  The degree requires the completion of at least 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including a research thesis for which no more than six credit hours may be granted.  The non-thesis option (32 credit hours) may be permitted at the discretion of the student’s advisory committee. 


Academic Areas


Research and Faculty

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I think concrete is one of the most under appreciated wonders and I'm excited about helping others learn about it.

- Dr. Tyler Ley
Professor, Structural Engineering

Meet our Departmental Faculty



Application Priority Deadline

  • March 1 for Fall admission
  • August 1 for Spring admission

Minimum Background Requirements

  • Successful completion of a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Additionally, B.S. degrees in MATH or PHYS may be considered. 

Documents required for admission review, in addition to transcripts

  • GRE scores are not required for admission considerations.  However, individual faculty members may request a GRE score for financial aid considerations in the form of RA/TA positions.
  • 3 professional recommendation letters from those such as academic advisors and former professors who can address applicant’s academic record and potential for master level work
  • Statement of Interest (about 2 pages) indicating the desired area of study, explaining how prior academic and professional experiences have prepared the applicant for MS level study, and how the MS program will contribute to the applicant’s goals
  • Current and complete resume/vita

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Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.


MSCE Tuition Pilot Program


Our MSCE program has been approved for the pilot program in which students from outside OK (including international students) who enroll at OSU in Fall 2023 pay the online graduate nonresident tuition rate of $364 per credit hour, instead of the nonresident rate of $879.75.


The Graduate College Nonresident Tuition Award sets the tuition rate equal to the online graduate nonresident tuition rate. This rate is currently $364/credit hour for the 2022-2023 academic year. The rate may increase if OSU increases tuition in the future, although this is not anticipated for 2023-2024. The tuition reduction stays in place through degree completion. This is a tuition savings of $515.75 per credit hour.



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