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

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.E. 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


Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Engineering -

The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.

As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.

In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.

An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.

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
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

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 3.0
  • Have completed least 12 units of undergraduate credit hours in
    CEEM at the University of Arizona and a GPA above 3.0 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 Tests -

  • GRE score of at least Quantitative 155, Verbal 151, and minimum GPA of 3.0 are required. To be competitive for scholarship, applicants are expected to have GRE score exceeding 160 in Quantitative.  GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona) - 4832.  /  GRE Subject Code(s) - CE 1102, CE 1199 (other), EM 1501
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (iBT)(CBT = 213)  or IELTS-composite score of 7 (no subject area below 6).  (For international students only)
Financial Aid
  • Undergraduate students are eligible for undergraduate grants and scholarships
  • At the graduate level, financial assistance in the form of tuition waivers and scholarships are available based on applicant's GPA and overall application.
  • In order to receive financial aid, each student must exhibit full-time graduate status, which requires registration for a minimum of 9 units each semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled.
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

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements
  • Students with cumulative GPA of 3.0 may take up to nine (9) - 500 level units and those with GPA 3.5 or higher may take up to 12 - 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 for admission to the Master's degree.
Minor Requirements


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Last revised 01 Sep 2017