Bagley’s civil engineering master’s ranked among Best Online Programs for 2021

March 2, 2021

Mississippi State’s Richard A. Rula School of Civil and Environmental Engineering boasts one of the nation’s top online master’s degree programs, according to an online resource.

Civil Engineering surveying class

Civil Engineering surveying class on Drill Field – Bennett Douglas
(photo by Megan Bean / © Mississippi State University)

Best Masters Programs has ranked Mississippi State’s online civil engineering master’s degree as 13th-best in its listing of the Top 25 nationally.

“In an era of natural disasters and aging infrastructure, civil engineering is more critical than ever. Mississippi State’s online master’s program gives working professionals the credentials they need while they build their skills on the job,” said Steve Green, managing editor at Best Masters Programs.

The Best Online Programs website goes on to say:

“Mississippi State University has the best online civil engineering Master’s degree programs that meet industry standards. Mississippi State University (Bagley) is well-known throughout the south for its academic offerings. Online degree programs are designed to provide the same, high-quality education as those that are taught on campus. Students can depend on the faculty for the encouragement and support.”

The Bagley College of Engineering offers a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) that specializes in the following areas:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Construction Materials Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Research is highly focused within the program to keep students competitive and constantly learning. Research projects are currently underway in the Rula School of Civil and Environmental Engineeirng thrust areas of structures, water resources and environmental engineering, materials and geotechnical engineering, transportation, and construction engineering and management.

Prospective students wanting more information on the online programs offered within the Bagley College of Engineering can visit the college’s website.

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By Abbie Kate Hancock