Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The University of Texas Rio Grand Valley

Brownsville, Texas, USA
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The MS in Civil Engineering supports the mission of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley by preparing students who are globally competitive to effectively practice engineering with professionalism and a commitment to ethical responsibilities.
  • Students will be afforded opportunities to meet and interact with practicing engineers, businesses, and governmental agencies as well as to participate in professional engineering organizations and in research.
  • The program prepares students for local, regional, or worldwide employment in the engineering profession with either a 30?hour degree program if the student completes a thesis or a 36?hour degree program without a thesis.
  • Students will select one of four tracks: Construction and Structures, Geotechnical and Transportation, Energy and Utility Infrastructure, and Environmental and Water Resources.
  • The Thesis Track is designed to provide depth in one of the areas of concentration and to promote cross?cutting, inquiry?based research.
  • Students in the Thesis option are required to take a minimum of four elective courses from one selected concentration area.
  • Students are required to develop and successfully defend a thesis proposal, and subsequently execute, document and defend the proposed research to meet graduation requirements.
  • The Non?Thesis Track is designed to provide advanced knowledge and technical capacity across all four areas of concentration. Students are required to take at least unique two electives from each concentration area.
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1360213 INR
Hostel & Meals610968 INR
Insurance223602 INR
Transportation87156 INR
Books & Supplies90818 INR
Miscellaneous Expenses205804 INR
International Student Fee10986 INR
Orientation Fees5493 INR
Residence Application Fees3662 INR
Discipline Fee43944 INR
Total1282433 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • Applicants should have:
    • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a bachelor’s degree in another field and courses and/or experience that prepare the applicant for graduate work in civil engineering.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.
  • Applicants with 4 year bachelor; 3-year bachelor + master or 3-year bachelor + post-grad diploma may also apply
ExamsTOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  •  A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).
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