Admission Requirements

Basic admission requirements for NJIT’s Master’s in Civil Engineering program:

  • Submit the application for admission.
  • Pay the $65 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts and proof of degree from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Send official GRE/TOEFL results. Please note: The GRE is required if you do not have an engineering background or if you have an engineering background, but a grade-point average lower than 2.8. All test results must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission from ETS using code 2513.
  • Mail one letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope.
  • Submit a photocopy of your visa or permanent-resident card (for non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States only).

The Bridge Program is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate background in engineering, allowing them to make up deficiencies by taking a special program that is designed in consultation with the graduate advisor. These courses are not always available online, and are taken in addition to the degree requirements. Please note that the prerequisites for bridge courses must also be met.  Bridge requirements vary depending on a review of the applicant’s transcript and will consist of some of the following courses:

CS 101 Computer Programming and Problem Solving (3-0-3)
Econ 265 Microeconomics (3-0-3)
Math 112 Calculus II (4-1-4)
Math 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
Mech 320 Statics and Strength of Materials (3-0-3)
CE 200 Surveying (3-0-3) and
CE 200A Surveying Laboratory (0-3-1)
CE 210 Construction Materials and Procedures (3-0-3)
CE 320 Fluid Mechanics (4-0-4)
CE 321 Water Resources Engineering (3-0-3)
CE 341 Soil Mechanics (3-0-3)
CE 350 Transportation Engineering (3-0-3)

Additional admission requirements for NJIT’s Master’s in Civil Engineering program:

The general GRE is required for all international students and applicants without an UG engineering degree.  The minimum score required is 1000 combined in the verbal and the quantitative sections, with a minimum of 650 in the quantitative part and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.

For the new GRE test, the minimum score required is 135 in the verbal section, a minimum of 151 in the quantitative part, and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.

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8 Responses to “Admission Requirements”

  1. emma n. muringi says:

    I have a ‘pass’ BSc Degree in Civil Engineering and ‘pass’Higher National Diploma in Water Engineering. Can I do an MSc. in Civil Engineering(Water resources Engineering)? on September 2013?

    • admin says:

      Hello Emma. For admission into the online MSCE program, you will need an undergraduate degree in engineering or equivalent, so it sounds like you do meet that requirement. We encourage you to fill out the form at this page so an enrollment advisor can contact you to discuss if this program is a good fit for you and answer any other questions you may have:

  2. Borniface Siwakwi says:

    I have a merit in Mining Engineering with a major in rock mechanics. Is it possible for me to pursue a master in geotechnical Engineering online?
    second, how long does it take to complete a master programme online and what would be the estimated cost?

    • Admin says:

      Hello Borniface. These are great questions. We currently do not have a geotechnical specialization within the online Master’s of Civil Engineering program. The specializations we offer are Construction Management, Structural Design & Construction, and Transportation. I would encourage you to fill out the form on our website so one of our enrollment advisors can contact you to discuss your particular situation and academic background to determine if this program is a good fit for you. Simply click on “Apply” at the top of the page to provide your information. The program takes just under two years (5 semesters). If you are out-of-state, the cost is approximately $37,000. If you reside in the state of NJ, it is approximately $32,000.

  3. zubair says:

    could not find the cgpa requirement of MSCE(not online).can you please help…

    • Admin says:

      Hi Zubair. Typically, our minimum GPA requirement is a 2.8. If you do not meet that minimum, you will be required to take the GRE exam. If you would like to spead to an enrollment advisor about admission requirements, and your specific background, please fill out the form on this page and someone will be in touch with you to discuss in more detail:

  4. Mahsa says:

    I have a Civil Engineering B.Sc. from an accredited university in Canada. I am a Canadian citizen, can I apply for an online M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering?

    • Admin says:

      Hello Mahsa – yes, you can absolutely apply. We accept international students. Sometimes for international students, depending on where you studied, you may need a transcript evaluation. One of our enrollment advisors can speak to you regarding the admissions criteria for your specific situation. If you fill out the form on our website, an enrollment advisor can contact you. Alternatively, you can reach out directly by calling 866-939-5793.

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