The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is conferred upon those candidates who successfully complete an approved program of study consisting of 30 semester hours of graduate credit as delineated below.
Students are expected to complete all degree requirements within a six-year period from the time of registration in their first graduate course at The Citadel. Any transfer credit must have been earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel MSCE program. Any prerequisites for applicable courses must be met.
30 semester hours of graduate credit
6 courses (18 hours) minimum from Civil Engineering
4 courses (12 hours) in technical or non-technical classes
Transfer Credit: 2 courses may be transferred (Additionally, through an articulation, 5 graduate courses can be completed at Clemson University)
Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)
The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Seminar, LDRS 500
Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All degree candidates must:
Work with an advisor to formulate a plan of study outlining the intended areas of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest.
Complete at least 6 courses (18 hours) minimum from the civil engineering areas of study below.
Complete 4 courses (12 hours) in technical or non-technical classes listed below. Other electives will be considered on a case-by-case basis with approval from the department head.
A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) may be transferred in from a regionally accredited college or university, provided: (1) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, (2) credit was earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel MSCE program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head. A maximum of five courses (15 credit hours) may be transferred in from Clemson University, provided: (1) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, (2) credit was earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel MSCE program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head.
Transfer Credit from The Citadel
A maximum of 12 hours may be transferred from one Citadel graduate degree program where appropriate, provided that core degree requirements are met.
Requirements for Graduation
The degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering may be conferred upon those students who successfully complete the 30 hours of graduate coursework as specified above with a grade-point ratio (GPR) of 3.0 or better on hours earned at The Citadel. Completion of more than 30 credit hours of advanced graduate coursework will only be allowed for professional development, and may not be used to increase GPR to the 3.0 required for graduation.