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Master Programs


MSCE — Master of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization in:

MSENE — Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

MCM — Master of Construction Management

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor degree from an accredited American college or university, or from a foreign institution of acceptable standing
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • GRE scores
    • Applicants to all Master programs (minimum quantitative score of 151 [650 on the old scale before August 2011])
    • Applicants to Master of Construction Management may also substitute GMAT scores for GRE scores (minimum GMAT score of 650)
  • TOEFL scores, if applicable.  Please review the requirements here.
  • A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation is required for Master programs
  • A statement of purpose
  • Additional requirements vary by degree program.
Master of Science Program Requirements 
  • MS in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
  • 27 units of course work
  • MS with 30 or 33 units may require four semesters
  • The last four units must be completed at USC
  • Four units transferred from another engineering school can be approved for credit by the Department
  • Two thirds of the units must be taken at the 500-level or above