May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, M.S.CE


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(MCE)

There are three options leading to the master’s degree in civil engineering:

Thesis-option- requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of approved coursework plus one mandatory credit hour of CE 7750 , 6 hours of thesis credit (CE 8000 ) and an acceptable thesis defended in a final examination. Offered only to face to face students.

Non-thesis option- requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved coursework (including 3 hours of master’s project work, CE 7740 , toward an acceptable master’s report) plus one mandatory credit hour of CE 7750 , and a comprehensive final examination. Offered only to face to face students. 

Non-thesis option (Practitioner) - offered online to practicing civil engineers and requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved coursework. A list of the offered online courses can be found on the department graduate program and LSU Online websites. Offered only to LSU Online students as part of the Practitioner MS Program. 

Additional curricular requirements for all options include:

  • At least 50% of the required minimum course credit hours must be at the 7000-level.
  • At least 50% of the required minimum course credit hours must be in Civil Engineering courses.
  • Some concentrations within Civil Engineering may have core course requirements that must be earned. These can be found on the department graduate program website.

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