The need for advanced degrees in civil and environmental engineering is both regional and global.

UMassD's Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering provides professionals with the skills needed to handle today's challenges, with opportunities to specialize in:

  • structural and geotechnical engineering
  • environmental and water resources engineering
  • transportation engineering
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Through faculty consulting and student projects, the civil and environmental engineering program has forged strong bonds in southeastern Massachusetts, one of the state's fastest-growing regions. The program:

  • contributes to the growth of regional industries, businesses, and governmental agencies
  • addresses problems related to development and infrastructure
  • provides an accessible source of graduate education for the region's engineering employees

Faculty also address environmental problems that impact economic development, including:

  • water quality and quantity issues
  • lake eutrophication
  • hazardous waste handling
  • preservation of the ecological health of the bays
  • industrial wastewater treatment
  • solid waste handling
  • leachate collection and treatment

The program offers:

  • small classes
  • close contact with faculty who have a diverse set of research interests and industry experiences
  • access to well-supported research facilities
  • state-of-the-art computational and experimental research facilities
  • opportunities for full-time or part-time study
  • convenient class schedule for students who are employed


Daniel MacDonald

Civil & Environmental Engineering
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