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Mason’s Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department will give you the rigorous academic training and hands-on experience to launch a lucrative career.

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$1.5 million
Toups gift for civil engineering education
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No. 1
Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia
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20%
The percentage of our undergraduates in the Honors College
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30
Companies attended Mason’s annual Civil Engineering Career Fair

Make an Impact

Our students develop skills and discover new technologies while establishing a foundation for life-long learning.

We offer bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees in civil and infrastructure engineering, as well as a minor in environmental engineering. Motivated students can get a bachelor’s and master’s in five years through the accelerated master's program. Incoming graduate students can earn a master's in one year.

Undergraduates get hands-on experience from engineers, scientists, and industry experts, and they have research opportunities that culminate in a senior design project.

Our MS and PhD students work with our world-renowned professors who are experts in building sustainable and long-lasting infrastructure, monitoring structural conditions, and anticipating and reducing the impact of natural hazards.

All students benefit from our close relationship with the civil engineering industry in the Washington, D.C. area. They have opportunities for internships, summer jobs, and fulfilling careers.

Students can choose to specialize in:

  • Construction engineering and management.

  • Environmental and water resources engineering.

  • Geotechnical engineering.

  • Structural engineering.

  • Transportation engineering.

Pouya Gholizadeh, a PhD student in civil and infrastructure engineering
Pouya Gholizadeh, a PhD student in civil and infrastructure engineering, is reviewing federal government data to determine the causes of construction accidents and fatalities. Gholizadeh hopes his research on the safety of construction sites saves lives. “At the end of the day, we want to provide good information to safety managers on construction sites, so they can make better decisions and mitigate accident outcomes," he says.
Students prepare for the steel bridge competition
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Students compete in the steel bridge competition