Important News From Penn State: Civil and Environmental Master’s Degrees Merged at Penn State Harrisburg

Civil and Environmental Master’s Degrees Merged at Penn State Harrisburg

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg announces the merger of the Masters’ degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering into a single Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering with either a general or environmental focus area. This merged program builds on the strengths of the structural, transportation, and environmental/water resources undergraduate and graduate programs. The merged program details can be found at All students will take core courses in related mathematics and in sustainable engineering. Students either complete a research thesis or a master’s capstone paper. Part-time students typically complete the program in 3-4 years. Full-time students complete the program in 1.5 – 2 years.

For students interested in the environmental/water resources option, the specific options requirements can be found at the bottom of website listed above with a focus on municipal water engineering, including hydraulic design, drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment.

The program is designed for working professionals with all required classes taught at or after 4:30 pm. Most classes are offered one night per week.

How to Apply?

Not sure? Explore a class as a non-degree seeking graduate student! Up to four classes taken as a non-degree seeking student may be brought into the graduate program if they meet the program requirements at the time of admission.

For more information, contact Dr. Yuefeng Xie, Professor of Environmental Engineering, at [email protected] or any of the department faculty to discuss your interest/focus area and lay out a plan.