2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, MS


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The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program is designed for students who intend to become civil engineers, or those currently practicing in the field who desire additional knowledge and training needed to move forward in their career. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) considers a master’s degree the basic preparation necessary for entry into professional civil engineering practice. The breadth and depth of technical knowledge relevant to a practicing civil engineer is continuously expanding. Sustainable infrastructure, protection of human health and welfare, and protection of the global environment are all necessary for any society. Cities, communities, and rural areas face increasingly difficult infrastructure and environmental challenges. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program prepares students to design and implement appropriate and sustainable solutions to meet these challenges.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Civil Engineering Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Civil Engineering are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for unconditional acceptance
    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for admission with a 3.25 GPA from nine (9) or more units of relevant graduate coursework
  2. Prerequisites (one of the following):
    • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the evaluated equivalency
    • Completion of a non-Civil Engineering Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the evaluated equivalency and all undergraduate pre-requisite requirements, including at least fifteen (15) units in Civil Engineering
  3. Three recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
    • At least two recommendations should be from previous faculty or from qualified professionals if academic references are more than ten years old
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 1,000 words that includes the following:
    • Academic and career goals and interests
    • Experience with and interest in research and development
    • Readiness for graduate study
    • If you have external funding such as a government fellowship, corporate sponsorship, etc.
  5. Current Resume that includes the following:
    • Up to ten (10) years professional experience
    • All postsecondary education
  6. Successful interview with the Director of the graduate program in Civil Engineering

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