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Master of Civil Engineering - Pavement and Materials Option

Why this degree?

The Master of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in pavement and materials is structure to advance the working engineer's knowledge and skills in the rapdily changing field of pavement engineering. Engineers in the pavements and materials area are responsible for roadway design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. 

You are eligible to apply if...

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (transcripts required) are eligible.
  • The GRE is required, and TOEFL scores are required for international applicants
  • Additional coursework may be required as prerequisites upon faculty review and communicated with the student prior to offiical admission to the graduate program.
  • Three letters of recommendation are also required. 

To complete the program you must...

  • Online students may choose a non-thesis option, except with special permission from the department to complete a thesis.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework such as:
    • - CIVL 6816 Pavement Design and Construction
    • - CIVL 6826 Design and Production of Asphalt Paving Mixtures*
    • - CIVL 7826 Advanced Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
    • - CIVL 7846 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation
    • - CIVL 7866 Pavement Construction
    • - CIVL 7870 Advanced Characterization of Pavement Materials*
    • - CIVL 7976 Sustainable Pavements / Infrastructure
      *Requires a week-long lab at the National Center for Asphalt Technology
  • Complete a plan of study, approved by the student's advisory committee

 *View a complete CIVL course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up; those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing ending in “6.” (e.g., 6050/6506).”


What can you expect?

  • For more information about this program, please contact:
    • Benjamin Bowers, assistant professor of the
      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Fabricio Leiva, assistant research professor of the
      National Center for Asphalt Technology

Applying for the Master of Civil Engineering - Pavement and Materials Option

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account).
  • Upload your official transcripts, resume, and three recommendation letters.
  • Submit official GRE/TOEFL scores.
  • For more information visit