Why ODU for civil engineering with a coastal engineering focus?

Civil engineers are master planners, designers, constructors, and managers of the built environment as well as stewards of our natural resources and the environment. In today's rapidly changing technological world, a master's degree is often required to hold professional positions not only in the industry, but also in federal, state and municipal government agencies.

Our online master of science in civil engineering is designed to help you become a technological leader in civil and environmental engineering, prepared to innovate as you apply new and existing technologies to the creation and maintenance of our society's infrastructure. In this online master's degree, you'll take an emphasis in coastal engineering to advance your knowledge in topics unique to coastal environments, such as wave theory, soil erosion, and coastal resilience to sea level rise.

As an urban university in coastal Virginia, ODU is perfectly positioned to lead the way in coastal science and engineering research. You'll benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to costal engineering education and research, and learn from faculty who are actively engaged in the field.

You can get a head start on this degree by enrolling our online Coastal Engineering Certificate as a non-degree seeking student as you apply to this online master's in civil engineering. The four courses in the certificate can be transferred to this master's degree (a grade of B or higher in each course is required to transfer).