The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Master of Science (M.S.) Geological Engineering degree online through Engineering Outreach. This degree program is available with either a thesis or non-thesis option.
Geological engineering is the professional discipline that relies on the use of geologic conditions and implications for the following:
- design and construction of civil and mining projects
- evaluation and mitigation of natural and human-caused geologic hazards
- exploration and development of mineral and energy resources
Students enrolled in this program will take a combination of courses in areas such as geological engineering, civil engineering (soil mechanics), hydrogeology and site characterization.
▼ Application Priority Deadlines
|Semester Application Deadline:
|Fall Semester (August–December)
|Spring Semester (January–May)
Applications received after the deadline but before the official start
of the semester for which you are seeking entry will be accepted only if
additional students can be accommodated.
If the deadline has already passed, you can apply as a nondegree student
and take courses until your graduate application is accepted. Work with
your adviser to ensure the course(s) can be applied to toward your
For further information about the program: