Dr. Scott Amos, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil/Mechanical 313
Professors Amos, Bang, Fontaine, Gribb, Hansen, and Kenner; Associate Professors Christopher, Stone and Surovek; Assistant Professors Arneson-Meyer, Benning, Cetin, Fick, Nam and Robinson.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers coursework and research opportunities leading to the Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering (MSCEE) in the following emphasis areas: advanced materials, construction management, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, and structural engineering.
Students may specialize or take courses from several areas.
A GPA of 3.00 or better is required of all applicants for the MSCE program. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants except School of Mines graduates. The TOEFL exam is required for students whose native language is not English.
Incoming students should have completed three semesters of calculus, one semester of probability and statistics, one semester of differential equations, two semesters of chemistry and at least one semester of physics. Deficiencies in these areas must be remedied by taking the necessary coursework prior to, or in the first year of enrollment in the graduate program.
All incoming students, including those without a B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering, are also expected to have completed the appropriate background courses for their intended emphasis area. Additional subjects may be required by the student’s graduate committee depending on selected emphasis area. These requirements will be documented as a formal component of a student’s program of study.
An accelerated Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) degree program is available for qualified seniors enrolled in engineering B.S. programs at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The accelerated master’s degree program allows B.S. engineering students to take up to nine (9) graduate level credits to simultaneously meet undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements.
For more information about background requirements or the accelerated master’s degree program, contact Dr. Scott Amos (Scott.Amos@sdsmt.edu).