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Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program  
Program Description

The Accelerated Masters Program in Civil Engineering
Through the new 3+2 Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) in the
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) at
The University of Arizona, you can leverage your undergraduate work in
Civil Engineering into a graduate degree through the investment of one
additional year of coursework. During a student’s senior year a student
may take several technical electives at the graduate level. After completing
the course with the associated graduate requirements, the student will
receive credit toward their undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree.

The AMP offers flexibility: By focusing your graduate classes in one area,
you can obtain your M.S. degree in the following sub-disciplines:
Geotechnical, Hydraulics/Hydrology, Engineering Mechanics, Structures or
Transportation. You may elect to pursue an emphasis in Engineering
Management in the coursework option or include Engineering Management
courses in other options in coordination with your adviser.

Master’s Degree Options

  • Coursework only – 30 coursework units (Masters of Engineering degree)
  • Master’s Report – 27 coursework units, 3 report units
  • Thesis – 24 coursework units, 6 thesis units


Department/Academic Unit(s)

Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics -

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. Work is directed toward research and professional development in such areas as engineering mechanics, engineering materials, highway engineering, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, geomechanics, geo-technical engineering, water resources, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Certain interdisciplinary options such as regional development and urban planning, and environmental engineering are available by combining various areas of the program with programs in other departments. For further information concerning these options, see the College of Engineering web site.

The department also offers a degree in Master of Engineering, an Accelerated Masters Degree, and has two certificate programs; Geoengineering and Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering.


College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Karen E Van Winkle
Graduate Program Coordinator
Karen E Van Winkle
Director of Graduate Studies
Jennifer Guohong Duan
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Janae E Gregston
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • Have completed at least 75 undergraduate credit hours at the time
    of application and 90 undergraduate credit hours at the time of entry
    into the AMP, with a cumulative GPA equal or above 3.3
  • Have completed least 12 units of undergraduate credit hours in
    CEEM at The University of Arizona and a GPA above 3.3 may take
    500 level courses as their undergraduates technical electives at no
    additional fee. Upon completing the 500 level course requirements,
    these units will double count and be transferable to UA CEEM
    advanced degrees but may not be accepted by other universities.
  • Submit an application to the graduate college at:
Standardized Tests

Required Standardized Test(s) - GRE

Financial Aid

Financial assistance for Masters of Science program only

No financial assistance for Master of Engineering program (courework ony)

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 1
  • Spring: June 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 1
  • Spring: June 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements
  • Students with a cumulative GPA between 3.3 and 3.6 may take up
    to 6 – 500 level units and those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher may
    take up to 9 – 500 level units.
  • Have completed, or nearly completed the general education
    requirements at the time of application
  • Undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the
    student is eligible to have the Master’s degree awarded.
Minor Requirements


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Last revised 28 Sep 2015