Master of Science Civil Engineering


The internationally respected faculty and industry advisors at LTU have developed a master’s of science degree in civil engineering that stresses analytical skills and will sharpen your ability to address the complex problems you face every workday.


Our experience with Lawrence Tech grads has been excellent. They are extremely well prepared, energetic, and professional – really top notch.

George Hubbell

Vice president, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.

We have been uniformly thrilled with our LTU grads. Each has come prepared to work from day one, with solid technical skills and a sound academic foundation. Pragmatic, industrious, inquisitive, and confident are words that describe each of our LTU alums. Along with a few Big Ten schools, LTU is on our short list when we’re looking for new talent to grow our firm.

Bruce Burt

Vice president of engineering, Ruby and Associates

2020 U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs

Best Civil Engineering Graduate Schools

Best Engineering Graduate

From the challenges of aging infrastructures to the need for green technologies, you will be part of the search for solutions while improving your opportunities for career advancement. 

As a graduate student, you will be equipped with industry-standard software and be encouraged to participate in cutting-edge, applied research in LTU's seven state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR): A national resource for the development of innovative materials for infrastructure applications.
  • Structural Testing Center (STC): A research and academic laboratory equipped with uniaxial tension machines, fire testing equipment, hydraulic actuators and loading frames and used for testing of various structural elements.

You can depend on the program’s team of professionals to help you plan your career and support your vision. You can choose from six concentrations :

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering  
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering   

For all concentrations except construction, the MSCE program offers three options to a degree:

  • Thesis (6 credits) plus 24 credit hours of electives
  • Project (3 credits) plus 27 credit hours of electives
  • Coursework only, 33 credit hours of electives

Most courses are available in the evenings, and one can complete the degree in as few as three semesters.

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Keith Kowalkowski

Assistant Department Chair, Director of Civil Engineering Graduate Programs

Keith Kowalkowski is the academic advisor for all students in the program and teaches structural engineering courses in steel, dynamics, masonry and concrete. He is always looking for dedicated graduate students to join his research in steel design, composite materials and fire testing.

Office of Admissions


Program Director

Dr. Keith Kowalkowski