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 Priority Deadline: Date:
Summer and Fall Semesters (MayDecember)
February 1
Spring Semester (JanuaryMay) September 1

Students may apply at any time. Applications received by the priority date will receive first consideration by the academic department. Applications received after the priority date will be considered; however, the department may postpone making admission decisions on late applications until the following semester.

If the deadline for a specific semester has 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For a historical reference, view the Geological Engineering Course Timeline (PDF).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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