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Master’s degree programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering address a diverse mixture of problems in fundamental engineering science as well as applications. Our faculty is involved in a diverse array of innovative research efforts focused on four key thematic areas: climate and energy, extreme events, health and the environment, and resilient systems. Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts is focused on applying engineering and science to help society anticipate and respond to emerging challenges at the intersection of people and natural and built systems.

We provide students with the best of both worlds: a student-centered experience at a top-notch research university. You’ll join small classes and immerse yourself in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research led by innovative faculty.

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. Program requirements may vary.

Part-time study

Getting on track for your next promotion or your next big job can mean working around your busy schedule. Our MS programs allow you the option of studying part-time, so you can get back into the job market with your updated skills.

MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is an interdisciplinary department that provides flexible and rigorous training within the intellectually rich environment of our highly ranked university. Through full and part-time options, CEE master's programs educate students across and within the fields of environmental health, environmental and water resources engineering, geosystems engineering, and structural engineering and mechanics, and to address key societal issues related to how and where we live, work, and interact. MS students have excellent networking opportunities through the weekly CEE Seminar and other annual networking events.

MS in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering

The MS program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering  is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This program offers graduate-level education in offshore wind engineering, policy, and project management for students seeking jobs in the emerging global offshore wind energy industry. While this three semester program is designed for full-time students, options for part-time study are available.

MS in Bioengineering (Environmental Biotechnology track)

The Bioengineering (MS) program provides a broad engineering and biotechnology curriculum, while offering a focus on a specific engineering track that best fits students' interests and career choices. This combination gives our bioengineering graduates professional flexibility, a distinct competitive advantage in the ever-changing field of bioengineering. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the home department for bioengineering students in the Environmental Biotechnology track.

Dual Degree Master's Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with the Dual Degree Master's Program. You’ll earn two degrees: an MS offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM). You earn both degrees in an accelerated time frame (as little as two years) and at a reduced cost with a guaranteed $20,000 tuition discount.

Learn more about the Dual Degree Master's Program and application requirements or contact for more information.

Joint MS in Environmental Engineering Policy and Planning

Civil and Environmental Engineering participates in both Joint and Dual MS degrees with the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. A joint degree consists of one master’s degree awarded by two graduate departments when a student meets the core master’s requirements of both departments. A dual degree consists of two master’s degrees awarded for work done in distinct disciplines.