Civil Engineering

Stationary engineer at work
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

About the Program

Gain the skills required to plan, design and construct facilities to meet the needs of modern society with a dual Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Civil engineers are in demand and work on a wide variety of projects—from transportation systems, to schools and office buildings, bridges, dams and industrial plants. By pairing your bachelor's with a master's degree, you'll be prepared to advance quickly in a rigorous and important profession that impacts people on a daily basis. You’ll come away from our program prepared to pursue a career with industrial, governmental, construction and private consulting organizations as a construction engineer, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer and more.

What to Expect

After enrolling as an undergraduate student at CWRU and completing 75 semester hours of coursework, you’ll apply to the university’s dual BS/MS degree track. Generally, this means you’ll submit your application during your sixth semester of undergraduate course enrollment—when you have no less than two semesters of remaining BS requirements to complete. In your senior year, you can take up to nine credit hours of coursework that will count towards both degree requirements. 

In this program, you’ll pay undergraduate tuition rates until you receive your bachelor's degree. Once your bachelor's degree has been awarded, you’ll begin paying graduate tuition rates.

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Beyond the Classroom

Involve yourself in one—or several—of our student groups, from the American Society of Civil Engineers' CWRU or Cleveland chapters, to the CWRU Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association, Engineers without Borders, Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers

Or, spend your time exploring our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Strength of Materials Laboratory and the Image Processing Laboratory. Our professional labs and engineering facilities have been designed to broaden the range of activities that can be taught—and learned—in both graduate and undergraduate capacities. Take a look at our engineering facilities and classrooms!

By the Numbers


engineering graduate school in the country, U.S. News & World Report


private research university in the U.S., Center for Measuring University Performance 


most innovative university, Reuters

Admission Requirements

You’ll submit your application to our dual-degree program during your sixth semester of undergraduate course enrollment.

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL or IELTS

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