Carnegie Mellon University
MS Degree Title Options

The standard title of the MS degree awarded to candidates in Civil and Environmental Engineering is the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

We recognize that our students have a variety of interests and educational backgrounds, and encourage you to pursue a degree program that is suited to your concentration and career goals. If you wish to receive a degree title other than MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, you are able to petition the Department Head for that option. This written petition will include a list of the courses that were taken to substantiate the request and will include the advisors signature.

MS in Advanced Infrastructure Systems

The MS in Advanced Infrastructure Systems is appropriate for students with a degree outside of engineering who are interested in advanced study in infrastructure systems. Candidates with engineering degrees will also be considered.

MS in Civil Engineering

The MS in Civil Engineering is appropriate for students intending professional practice, and particularly those planning on obtaining a Professional Engineering license, in Civil Engineering. A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Students who hold an undergraduate degree outside of engineering will also be considered, but will be required to take basic undergraduate engineering makeup courses as specified by the department.

MS in Computational Mechanics

The MS in Computational Mechanics is appropriate for students with a degree outside of engineering who are interested in advanced study in mechanics, materials and computing. Candidates with engineering degrees will also be considered. 

MS in Environmental Engineering

The MS in Environmental Engineering is appropriate for students whose curriculum focuses strongly on environmental engineering.  A candidate for this degree must be a graduate of an accredited undergraduate engineering curriculum or equivalent. Students who hold an undergraduate degree outside of engineering will also be considered, but will be required to take basic undergraduate engineering makeup courses as specified by the department.

MS in Environmental Management and Science

The MS in Environmental Management and Science is appropriate for students with a degree outside of engineering who are interested in advanced study in environmental engineering, science and management. Candidates with engineering degrees will also be considered.