CEE Online

Apply now to earn a master of science degree from one of the nation's top civil engineering departments entirely online. Explore our Certificate program, or take a class as a non-degree student. All online students receive access to recorded on-campus lectures and follow the class syllabus, including the same assignments, exams, and projects as on-campus students.

Degree Information

The M.S. degree in Civil Engineering requires 36 credit hours (a thesis is not required). Students choose a specialty area and also have the option to develop cross-disciplinary programs in consultation with their advisers. Online students have five years to complete the program. The online MSCE program and online CEE classes are restricted to off-campus students and are not intended for University employees or students in on-campus programs. 

The department specialty areas currently available online are:

In addition, courses are available online in the following areas of concentration to complement the student's area of specialty. See the courses page for a list of specific course offerings.

  • Construction Materials
  • Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Contact Us

General program questions:
Email: ceeonline@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-3921

Meg C. Griffin, PE
Coordinator of Online and Blended Programs