Top Five Online Masters in Civil Engineering Degrees

Top Five Online Masters in Civil Engineering Degrees

The following schools have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the five best online engineering schools for 2013. Some of the online programming offered by these schools may provide specialization in civil engineering or could be a desirable choice for students with prior engineering experience who want to earn a master's degree. Degree options in civil engineering may be available entirely online or through a blended-learning platform at the following schools:

Best Online Engineering Graduate Schools of 2013

#1 University of Southern California (Viterbi)

#2 Pennsylvania State University, World Campus

#3 Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

#4 Purdue University, West Lafayette

#5 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

These rankings are based on a combination of data received from 221 schools and weighted on a school's graduation rate, best practices, class sizes and one year retention rates, among others. Of the 221 schools, 70 said they planned to offer online graduate-level engineering degrees online.

There is another set of schools, also ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, as the best graduate schools for civil engineering. These schools could include online learning elements as part of their engineering degrees or could be ground-based. School counselors can provide more details on the program. These schools include:

Best Civil Engineering Graduate Schools of 2013

#1 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

#2 University of California, Berkeley

#3 Stanford University

#4 Georgia Institute of Technology

#5 University of Texas, Austin (Cockrell)

For additional information on master's level programs, see:


Grad School Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, Online Education, Engineering 2013 - http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/engineering/rankings

Grad School Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, Top Engineering Schools, Civil Engineering 2013 - http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/civil-engineering-rankings

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