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Graduate Programs

Civil Engineering

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    Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    Merrimack Athletics Complex, Blue Line Club


The Master of Science in Civil Engineering reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the practice of engineering.

This program emphasizes a holistic, systems view of the various disciplines.  At its core, the curriculum provides formal instruction in the systems paradigm and in a set of mathematical tools appropriate to a particular focus area of interest and that will be used in subsequent courses.

Why a master’s in civil engineering?
This advanced study of civil engineering is ideal for individuals who are socially aware and would like to work with other professionals to solve societal problems.  Merrimack’s program applies the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our environment and infrastructures, including environmental, water resources, geotechnical structure, and transportation and is unique designed to respond to the significant demands for advanced degrees for careers in civil engineering. 

Where will I work after graduation? 
Civil engineering is a highly versatile degree allowing graduates to work in many different industries and professions.  Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer.  Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.


Learn more about Engineering Fellowships to build and enhance a student’s professional skills. The fellowship covers half the cost of graduate tuition, while the graduate student works up to 20 hours per week in the academic department.  

Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university; or a 
Bachelor of Science degree in another engineering field (i.e. environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management).

Required prerequisite courses:
Structural Analysis or approved equivalent
Environmental Engineering or approved equivalent
Geotechnical Engineering or approved equivalent
Transportation Engineering or approved equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree in a Related Field (i.e. math, physics, geology, chemistry, biology, environmental science)
Required prerequisite courses:
Calculus I-III 
Differential Equations 
Applied Statistics 
Physics I and II
Chemistry I
Mechanics I and II 
Fluid Mechanics  


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Contact Information

For questions about the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.