Frequently Asked Questions

Bridge Engineering Academic Program

What degrees are offered?

Master of Science in civil engineering, with a concentration in bridge engineering. It is a practice-oriented program and requires 30 graduate credits.

Are there any prerequisites?

A bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited program; approval from the graduate studies director in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering; and GRE scores

Can I transfer credit in from another school?

Up to six credits may be transferred with approval from the Graduate Studies director. 

How many credits will I need to take to earn the MS?

The degree requires 30 credit hours, consisting of courses and an engineering project.

How much will tuition cost?

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Is scholarship money available from the department?

Generally not. There may be some money available for full time students. Other possible sources of funding include your employer or negotiating unit.

How long will it take to complete the MS?

The program can normally be completed in three semesters (one fall, one spring and one summer). 

Can I just take one course at a time?


Can I take a course as independent study?

Pending approval from the Graduate Studies director, an independent study can account for up to three creidts.

How long do I have to complete the degree?

Four years from the date of matriculation.

Do I need to take the GREs?


Where can I find more information about the GREs?

If I want to be matriculated for the fall semester, what’s the deadline to apply?

The application deadline for the fall semester is January 15 and September 15 for spring semester.  

Will these courses count toward the requirements of NY State for continuing education for professional engineers?

Yes. They may also satisfy requirements in other states.

How can I find out more about distance learning at UB?

How do I apply?

To apply for the Master’s program, see the Graduate Admissions page on the CSEE website.