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Master of Science in Civil Engineering


Program Overview

This program provides the opportunity for advanced study, field work, and research in the civil engineering field to enhance professional opportunities in industry or provide the basis for further academic endeavors.


The mission of the MS in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program is to prepare students to function in a demanding technical environment where their advanced civil engineering education will allow them to solve uncommon problems in their field of expertise. Through our commitment to civil engineering research and requiring students to participate in such activities we will provide opportunities for expanded content knowledge and development of critical thinking skills outside of a classroom setting. Students graduating with an MSCE will receive the education that allows them to pursue a doctoral degree.

Special Notes about the Program


Applicants are required to have earned a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program or its demonstrable equivalent.


Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation
    • At least one letter must come from a professor at the applicant's undergraduate institution 
  • GRE test scores 
    • Taken within the last 5 years   
    • 145 verbal and 150 quantitative 
    • Applicants may submit passing Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Professional Engineer (PE) exam scores in place of the GRE
      • If submitting FE or PE test scores, please contact the Graduate School after they have been submitted 


Program Policies

Average Length
of the Program

2 years

Approximate Enrollment


Community Connections

The UNF School of Engineering began its outreach program in 2004. It is our goal to increase the quality, diversity, and number of students prepared to major and work in engineering and technology fields. Experience has shown that the best way to help our young students understand what engineers do is through a combination of field trips, in-class activities, and group discussions with professional and student engineers
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Christopher Brown

Associate Professor

(904) 620-2811

Building 4 , Room 1214