Master’s Accelerator

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, and oversee public and private infrastructure systems as well as maintain essential structures such as highways, bridges, buildings, dams, and water and wastewater systems.

Students pursuing their MCE degree in civil engineering may specialize in any of the following areas:

  • Construction engineering and management
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering

Accelerator Admission Details

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
GPA 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 (no part score below 6.0) 6.0 (no part score below 5.5)
TOEFL IBT 84 (no part below 23 except speaking) 70 (no part below 19 except speaking)
GRE Required Yes No
Program Start Date Spring or Fall Spring or Fall

Qualifying undergraduate degrees:

All four-year bachelor degrees in any engineering discipline will be accepted. Calculus II and Linear Algebra required.

MAP Sample Coursework

  • Special Topics: Statistical and Data Analysis (closed course)

Progression Details

Once students successfully complete their MAP curriculum and meet the progression requirements for their degree, students progress into their master’s degree. They will bring 6 or 9 credits with them that count towards the total number of credits required for their degree. Students will pay KU’s standard cost per credit hour for the duration of their degree. The average graduate student will take 9-12 credits per semester, based on workload, course availability, and number of credits needed. Direct MAP students are enrolled in their degree program from the start and do not need to meet any requirements to progress.

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6
Progression Requirements Maintain status Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
No grade lower than a B
Total credits required for degree:
30