Program Requirements

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M.S.C.E. and M.S.E. Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 30 approved graduate credit hours including electives and thesis/research project is required for graduation.
  • At least 15 of the required 30 semester hours must be in courses at the 6000-level or above.
  • Each student is required to submit a Plan of Study to the Department's Graduate Director by the end of the second semester, or before completing 18 hours of graduate credit.
  • Typically two graduate courses outside CEGR can be incorporated into the 30-hour requirement. Inclusion of business and/or communications courses is permitted. However, a student with a non-Civil and Environmental Engineering background may substitute the outside-CEGR courses with CEGR courses.
  • Only the grades of A, B or C are accepted toward a graduate degree. A grade of U in any graduate course will terminate the student's enrollment, subject to readmission as prescribed in the University Catalog. Similarly, an accumulation of three C grades will result in termination of the student's enrollment, subject to readmission to a program. A student in any graduate program is required to maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree. Continued enrollment is at all times subject to review on the basis of academic record and of actions with regard to observance of University rules and regulations.
  • To qualify for a degree, the student must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 based upon all courses acceptable for graduate credit for which he or she received a grade from the University.
  • The Department accepts the transfer of up to six hours of courses taken from another institution or UNC Charlotte prior to admission to the master's program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Upon completion of a substantial amount of graduate work, and in no case later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student expects to complete all requirements for the degree, the student shall file for Admission to Candidacy.
  • Each student should make application for degree prior to candidacy.
  • All work offered for the master's degrees must be completed within a six-year period.