Admissions


If you are interested in applying to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering online program, please review the requirements and deadlines below.

Application Deadlines

Applicants to the program may apply to begin in any quarter. There are four application deadlines a year. After each deadline has passed, applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Quarter Deadline
Autumn July 1
Winter November 1
Spring February 1
Summer May 1

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum admission requirements for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 graded semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

Required Application Materials

The following materials are required to apply to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program:

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

Application Steps

We recommend that you begin your application to the program early because multiple steps are required. All materials should be submitted on or before the appropriate application deadline.


Step One:
Prepare to apply

Get transcripts from each college or university attended. Download your unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies; you will need them for the UW Graduate School application (Step Two).

Identify people who are willing to write letters of recommendation for you. Two letters of recommendation are required to apply. Consider current or former employers or supervisors, as well as former teachers. Make sure the people you choose can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies. You will need their email addresses for the Graduate School application.


Step Two:
Apply to the UW Graduate School

Fill out an online application for Graduate Study at the University of Washington.

Create an applicant profile. Your login and password will allow you to save your application and return to it later, if necessary.

When prompted for a program, select "Civil & Environmental Engineering - MS in Civil Engineering (online)."

The application will ask you to upload unofficial transcripts from each college or university you have attended and to designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Your designees will be sent an email directing them to a secure website to submit their letters.

Applications require a nonrefundable application fee of $75, which is subject to change without notice.

After you've submitted your application, you can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.


Graduated Nonmatriculated Status

If you aren't sure yet whether you want to pursue this degree, consider enrolling as a graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) student. GNM students are students not presently seeking a degree, but they may apply a maximum of 12 graduate-level credits toward degree requirements should they be accepted into a graduate program. It is important to note that acceptance as a GNM student does not imply admission to a graduate degree program now or in the future.

To pursue GNM status, you should complete an online application to the UW Graduate School.

Questions?

We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering online program.