Geological Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental 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.

▼ Admission Requirements
Information about academic background, GPA and departmental requirements for Geological Engineering.
▼ Application Priority Deadlines
Semester Application Deadline: Date:
Fall Semester (AugustDecember)
February 1
Spring Semester (JanuaryMay) September 1

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 non-degree student and take courses until your graduate application is accepted. Work with your adviser to ensure the course(s) can be applied toward your degree.
▼ Course Offerings
View a list of the EO-delivered courses that are currently being offered.

For a historical reference, view the Geological Engineering Course Timeline (PDF). This reference will show you which courses have been offered through EO for the past several semesters.

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