I am a SC Corps of Cadet’s alumni (BSCE 2010), 11-year U.S. Army officer, and a 2018 Citadel MSCE graduate. Additionally, I was a full-time active-duty graduate student during my course work in the civil engineering department.
The primary focus in The Citadel’s School of Engineering is teaching, so the students come first. Academic standards are rigorous, student support is exceptional, and The Citadel’s graduate program has a remarkable reputation within professional circles. Each graduate engineering course has clearly stated practically oriented learning objectives and achievable student performance expectations.
Faculty have highly respected credentials, professional engineering licensure, and real-world engineering experience, which were all important to me. I believe the program does a tremendous job preparing graduates for engineering licensure (FE, PE), engineering career advancement, and analytical skills needed to address America’s infrastructure challenges. What more could you ask for?Michael McLean, P.E.
Applied Building Sciences, Inc.
Corps of Cadets, Class of 2010
Citadel Graduate College, Class of 2018
Meet the Faculty
“Citadel faculty have an incomparable passion for helping and supporting students in learning complex civil engineering principles and appropriate design application. Our MSCE program advantages include:
1.) teaching focused faculty using latest online pedagogy, 2.) practically oriented curriculum emphasizing professional practice, 3.) vibrant student interaction and engagement, and 4.) faculty who are registered PEs, with national reputations in their engineering fields of practice.”William J. Davis, PhD, PE (AL)
Dept. Head & D. Graham Copeland Professor of Civil Engineering
MSCE Program Director
The Citadel, Civil Environmental Construction Engineering
“Our program is ideal for practicing engineers and engineers in training at any stage of their career. Courses are code based and extremely practical. Our classes are taught by PEs with a Ph.D. in the subject content area. I aim to bring rich learning experiences to the classroom though advanced work as a researcher, real world experience in the engineering profession, and passion to engage students in serving the community.”Timothy W. Mays, PhD, PE
“Our MSCE Program can help to obtain advanced skills and practical training. This includes being prepared for the workplace as a standout leader in the civil engineering job market.”Dr. Simon Ghanat, PhD, PE
“The MSCE program in our department provides a flexible-cost effective opportunity for students to enhance previous technical knowledge in civil engineering and related fields through content-rich courses tailored to both entry-level and seasoned engineers.”Dr. Kweku Brown, PhD, PE
Dr. Mays was as personable as possible over virtual communication and that was greatly appreciated. Also, Dr. Mays respected students to be able to figure out how to pace themselves, get work done in a timely fashion, and generally to behave as responsible adults. Thank you for not dragging me down by forcing me to go at the pace and timing of someone else or by “holding my hand” in a way that would be suffocating and annoying–CIVL 608, Structural Loads and Systems, grad student
This was an extremely useful course that I can put into practice in my daily work. There isn’t a building standing that doesn’t have a foundation of some kind, and a lot of buildings designed at my office use deep foundations. I feel much more confidant now that I could contribute to conducting foundation design on those projects now– 650, Foundation Design, grad student
Dr. Mays does more than any other I’ve had at connecting with students and working with them not just in regard to class material, but helping work around scheduling issues and checking on student’s mental health. This Citadel professor should be recognized for his engineering knowledge, educational expertise, and student empathy.-CIVL 610, Wood Design, grad student