2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Civil Engineering Programs

2020 Most Affordable Civil Engineering Masters Degrees Badge

This list highlights 25 schools, all of which offer affordable online master's in civil engineering programs. Kennesaw State University, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Science in Civil Engineering for only $5,745 per year. Available concentrations include Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation and Pavement Engineering. Second-ranked University of Virginia is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $8,115.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,745
# 2 #2 $8,115
# 3 #3 $8,313
# 4 #4 $8,583
# 5 #5 $8,925
# 6 #6 $9,330
# 7 #7 $9,640
# 8 #8 $10,139
# 9 #9 $10,422
# 10 #10 $10,425
# 11 #11 $10,710
# 12 #12 $11,456
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) $11,460
# 13 (tie) #13 (tie) $11,460
# 15 #15 $11,473
# 16 #16 $16,664
# 17 #17 $16,704
# 18 #18 $18,000
# 19 #19 $18,180
# 20 #20 $19,392
# 21 #21 $19,512
# 22 #22 $19,605
# 23 #23 $20,185
# 24 #24 $20,250
# 25 #25 $20,280
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,745
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,146
  • Example Classes: Advanced Bituminous and Concrete Materials; Advanced Hydraulics; Finite Element Analysis; Prestressed Concrete Design; Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering; Soil Improvement

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,115
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,862
  • Example Classes: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design; Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering; Green Engineering and Sustainability; Infrastructure Management; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems; Management Large-Scale Construction Projects

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,313
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,484
  • Example Classes: Advanced Reinforced Concrete; Analysis and Mitigation of Conflicts, Claims and Disputes; Engineering Hydrology; Geometric Design of Highways; Open Channel Hydraulics; Stream Reconnaissance

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Materials Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Water Resources Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,062
  • Example Classes: Advanced Foundation Design; Advanced Structural Mechanics and Analysis; Dynamics of Structures; Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design; Repair and Retrofit of Structures; Theory and Design of Plates and Shells

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • Example Classes: Bridge Structures Design; Finite Element Analysis; Inelastic Structures; Retrofitting Methods for Bridges and Buildings; Seismic Design of Steel Structures; Structural Dynamics

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Coastal Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $9,330
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,273
  • Example Classes: Engineering Surveying; Geotechnical Engineering Design; Matrix Structural Analysis; Properties of Construction Materials; Theory of Structures; Traffic Systems Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics (Non-Thesis Option)
  • M.Engr. in Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,516
  • Example Classes: Computer Aided Water Management and Control; Drainage and Wetland Engineering; Nonpoint Source Pollution; Physical Hydrology; Residuals Management; Wells and Pumps

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering - Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,139
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,087
  • Example Classes: Advanced Construction and Engineering Economics; Advanced Mechanics Structural Engineers; Bridge Engineering; Building Information Modeling for Structural Engineers; Construction Liability and Contracts; Green Building and Sustainable Structures

Online Master's Degrees

  • MEng in Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 9,654
  • Example Classes: Boundary Element Methods in Civil Engineering; Design and Monitoring of Construction Processes; Foundation Engineering; Masonry and Timber Design; Nonlinear Structural Analysis; Structural Reliability

Online Master's Degrees

  • Civil Engineering - Smart Cities, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Structural, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Transportation, MS
  • Civil Engineering - Water Resources, MS
  • Civil Engineering, MSCE
  • Annual Tuition: $10,425
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,371
  • Example Classes: Civil Engineering Design; Engineering Statics; Environmental Biotechnology; Project Management for Civil Engineers; Structural Analysis I; Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,079
  • Example Classes: Air Transportation; Masonry Design; Mix Design for Asphaltic and Portland-Cement Concrete; Open Channel Hydraulics; Planning and Transportation; Traffic Crash Reconstruction and Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Public Works Engineering (General Focus)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Public Works Engineering (Technical Focus)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,171
  • Example Classes: Advanced Steel Design; Computer Aided Structural Design; Construction Estimating and Equipment; Construction Planning and Scheduling; Principles of Pavement Design; Project Development, Contracts, and Law

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,789
  • Example Classes: Building Information Modeling; Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems; GIS Applications to Transportation; GPS Theory and Application; Traffic Engineering; Wetland Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $11,460
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,328
  • Example Classes: Applied Hydraulics; Environmental Engineering III; Hazardous Waste Management; Mechanics of Materials II; Structural Stability; Surface Hydrology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Soils-Structures
  • Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Water Resources
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Environmental
  • Annual Tuition: $11,473
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,352
  • Example Classes: Advanced Civil Engineering Design Using GIS; Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity; Pavement Design; Responsibility in Engineering: Codes & Professionalism; Statics and Dynamics; Structural Engineering in Steel

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Water Resources
  • Annual Tuition: $16,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,976
  • Example Classes: Advanced Foundation Design; Bridge Design; Constitutive Modeling of Materials; High Performance Materials; Matrix Analysis of Structures; Structural Reliability

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $16,704
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 14,350
  • Example Classes: Engineering Ethics and Professionalism; Financial and Managerial Accounting for Engineers; Leadership and Team Effectiveness; Project Management for Engineers; Technology Strategy and Innovation Management; The Business-Government Relationship

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Global Engineering Leadership - Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,758
  • Example Classes: Advanced Steel Structures Design; Applied Mechanics In Structural Engineering; Bituminous Materials; Green Engineering: Analysis of Constructed Facilities; Low-Rise Building Analysis and Design; Smart Materials and Sensors

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Civil Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $18,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,375
  • Example Classes: Concrete and Masonry Building Systems; Finite Element Analysis; Loads for Civil Structures; Matrix Structural Analysis; Prestressed Concrete Design; Structural Timber Design

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $19,392
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 804
  • Example Classes: Business Management Fundamentals; Classical, Matrix, and Dynamic Analysis of Structures; Computational Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering; Engineering Mathematics; Hydraulics for Environmental Engineers; Quantitative Methods and Financial Analysis for Managers

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Construction Management
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $19,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,787
  • Example Classes: Air Quality Engineering; Construction Case Studies; Construction Law; Construction Optimization; Construction Planning; Dams, Embankments and Slopes

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability Program
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Infrastructure
  • Annual Tuition: $19,605
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,891
  • Example Classes: Construction Cost Estimating; Legal Aspects in Construction Management; Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering; Management Science; Project Control; Stability of Structures

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Structural Design and Construction
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Transportation
  • Master of Science in Transportation
  • Master of Science in Transportation - Advanced Transportation Systems and Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $20,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,280
  • Example Classes: Advanced Strength of Materials; Airport Planning and Design; Deformation and Instability of Soils; Earthquake Structural Engineering; Energy and Climate; Hydraulics of Ground Water

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Annual Tuition: $20,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,170
  • Example Classes: Electrical, Mechanical and Piping Systems; Finite Elements in Structural & Continuum Mechanics; Foundation Engineering; Introduction to Solid Mechanics; Theory of Elasticity; Theory of Plate Behavior

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS: Civil Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
  • MS: Civil Engineering - Transportation Systems Management
  • Annual Tuition: $20,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,294
  • Example Classes: Aquatic Chemistry; Coastal Contaminants; Movement and Fate of Organic Contaminants in Waters; Ocean Waves; Rivers, Streams and Canals; Transport Phenomena

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering