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The Department of Civil Engineering offers two distinct graduate degree programs. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering prepares students for future work in industry or doctoral studies. It includes a research component and culminates in a thesis that represents an original contribution to knowledge in civil engineering.

The Master of Engineering of Civil Engineering is a non-thesis program of study that allows students to take advanced coursework in their area of expertise to support their professional development.


Degree Requirements

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, M.Engr.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, M.S.

Contact Information

Dr. Bhaskar Chittoori
(208) 426-3794
Engineering Building
1910 University Dr., Boise, ID  83725-2060

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. A statement of purpose which should include your educational and professional background and your motivation for graduate study, including career goals and area of interest.
  4. Official GRE scores. A minimum GRE combined (verbal plus quantitative)score of 304 (equivalent to 1100 in the old scoring system) with a minimum GRE quantitative score of 153 (equivalent to 680 in the old scoring system) is required. The Civil Engineering Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to request scores of applicants who graduated from the College of Engineering at Boise State University on a case-by-case basis.
  5. International students should submit three letters of recommendation from tenure/tenure-track faculty.


Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Awards include a monthly stipend for twelve months and cover full tuition and health insurance.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Students may apply at any time following the general graduate application.