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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering Major, MS


The Master of Science program in civil engineering is offered to graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula. It is required that all applicants to the degree programs submit scores from the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both degree programs have thesis and non-thesis options. It is the policy of the department that students supported by university-related financial aid complete an integrated project, which is defined as a Thesis (CE 500 ) or Special Problems (CE 590 ). The appointment letter may specify which of the two options must be selected.

Requirements
Departmental requirements are that for a major in civil engineering, the bachelor’s degree must be in civil engineering, or certain undergraduate prerequisite courses must be taken before Admission to Candidacy. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science with a major in civil engineering. Either option must be approved by the student’s major professor.

Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses, including 6 hours of thesis, is required.

Non-Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses, which may include a 3-hour special problems course to be completed under the direction of the student’s major professor, is required.