Why Study Here?

Civil and infrastructure engineers create the built environment. Join us and learn to design and develop complex infrastructure that ensures our water is clean, transportation systems are efficient, and buildings, bridges, and other structures are safe.

Elise Miller-Hooks in front of a street with a tall building behind it.

“We are at the cusp of a new future, and we need to think about how we might do things differently. The time is right to consider how to best use the current infrastructure systems and to rethink how to build them from now on.”

— Elise Miller-Hooks, the Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

Building a Solid Foundation

Our programs in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering will train you in sound, sophisticated principles, and technology-based best practices.

In our accredited undergraduate program, you’ll develop the skills to become a licensed, professional engineer, highly sought by engineering firms, public utilities, and international organizations, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

We also offer a bachelor of science degree, an accelerated master's program, a master of science degree in civil and infrastructure engineering (including a one-year program), and a PhD in civil and infrastructure engineering.

Our classes are taught by world-class professors who are experts in building sustainable and long-lasting infrastructure, monitoring structural conditions, and anticipating and reducing the impact of natural hazards.

We also have a close relationship with the civil engineering industry in the Washington, D.C., area, which will help you land intriguing internships, summer jobs, and well-paid careers in a profession with a high job growth rate.

You’ll also hone your critical-thinking abilities, which serve as a foundation for related fields of study such as architecture, law, business, economics, public policy, and international relations.

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Unlimited Career Options

As the world’s need for smarter infrastructure increases, civil engineers have the option of working with:

  • Consulting engineering firms.

  • Construction firms.

  • Federal, state, county, and city governments at home and abroad.

  • Land development firms.

  • Public utilities.

  • International nongovernmental organizations.

  • Other disciplines, such as energy, information technology, bioengineering, space exploration, and manufacturing.

Information for Prospective Students

“I appreciate a civil engineer. When you drive to work, when you drink water, when you ride in an elevator in a building that doesn’t fall down—all of those things are the products of civil engineers.”

Sid Dewberry, founder of Dewberry and donor to the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
Mason students participate in a summer course
Mason students participate in a summer course, Environmental Assessment and Watershed Process, at the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation Campus in Front Royal, Virginia. For decades, the Shenandoah River and its tributaries have been plagued with threats to water quality from a nearby Superfund site and significant agricultural operations in the region. Students characterized the current state of the watershed, as well as threats to water quality and ecology.