Department of Civil Engineering
Graduate Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
November 15 to begin the following spring semester
Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for application. These scores
must be received directly from ETS using the Montana State University the Institution
code of 4488. Applicants should take the GRE exam no less than 4 months prior to their
anticipated admission date.
English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.
Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.
Additional Admission Requirements
For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list
of requirements in the graduate application portal.
Graduate education is an opportunity to specialize in your field of interest. As an undergraduate, you develop broad-based technical expertise with an emphasis on engineering science and design. As a graduate student, you will expand your knowledge of your chosen field tremendously. This experience requires dedication, independent thought, and technical integrity; and rewards you with an increased understanding of what you are passionate about and broader career opportunities. For the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, major study is offered in various combinations of the subject areas of transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics, hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, structural engineering, engineering mechanics, and environmental engineering. Some M.S. programs are available following a concurrent schedule of undergraduate and graduate classes starting the senior year, allowing a B.S. and M.S. to be obtained in a total of ten semesters (5 years) of study. This program is intended for qualified students interested in a practitioner-oriented career path.