Program Update: Effective Spring 2021, this program will no longer accept applications.  Interested applicants can review the Master's of Construction Management or the new Master's of Science in Advanced Design and Construction Technologies programs.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management)

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021: September 15, 2020

Fall 2021: January 15, 2021


The MS in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) teaches professionals to understand and execute the broad array of technical and non technical activities associated with construction engineering and facilities management. As a graduate of this program you will be successful in solving construction engineering and management problems. You will also be competent in facilities management. This program provides the necessary skills and technological tools to enhance your career, and will prepare you for a variety of employment opportunities in the construction industry, including working for general contractors, real estate developers, and architectural engineering firms.

The construction field spans the elements of construction technology, construction engineering, and project management, making effective construction engineering highly complex. In many cases, it requires a profound awareness of the technical, economic, and political environment. The Construction Engineering graduate program at USC covers the most current theories and practices needed by the construction engineering professional. It is taught by faculty who hold particular prominence in the field and is complemented by the instructional programs of the Marshall School of Business and the Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 27 units is required to earn the MS in Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering degree
  • Required Courses: 18 units
  • Elective Courses: 9 units (elective courses must be pre-approved by a department advisor)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation
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