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Program at a Glance

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil, Environ, & Constr Engr
U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Civil Engineering Badge

The Water Resources Engineering track in the Civil Engineering MS program reflects the very broad nature of the field, which encompasses the design, construction, and enhancement of the sustainable infrastructure for society. The program's course work focuses on water resources modeling, hydraulics and hydrology.

Water Resource faculty research interests include ecohydraulic and ecohydrologic modeling; groundwater and surface hydrology; sea level rise and other climate change impact assessments; stormwater management; tide, wind-wave and hurricane storm surge modeling; and environmental water resources management. Students completing the program find positions in consulting firms, in city, county, state, and federal government agencies, and academic institutions.

The Water Resources Engineering track in the Civil Engineering MS program is for students with appropriate science or engineering baccalaureate backgrounds. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available with each requiring 30 credit hours. The thesis option requires 15 credit hours of required courses, 9 credit hours of elective graduate course work exclusive of thesis and research, and a thesis (6 credit hours). The nonthesis option requires 15 credit hours of required graduate course work, 15 credit hours of electives, and submission of an end-of-program portfolio. Each student must have an individual program of study approved by his/her faculty committee and have completed all required articulation course work as described below. At least one-half of the required credits must be taken at the 6000 level.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please Note: Civil Engineering MS, Water Resources Track may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at (407) 823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1
July 1
January 15

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