Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Note: Starting Fall 2022, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program will replace the MS in Engineering with concentration in Structural/Earthquake Engineering (SEE) program. Students in the SEE program have the option of continuing with the SEE program or transitioning to the new MSCE degree programs. Please contact the graduate program coordinator Dr. Cheng Chen ( with any questions.

The MSCE program at the School of Engineering focuses on research and design studies towards resilient and sustainable civil engineering infrastructure. 

The coursework includes Principles of Earthquake Engineering, Advanced Concrete Structures, Advanced Steel Structures, Structural Design for Earthquakes, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Advanced Topics in Seismic Engineering, Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering and Prestressed Concrete, and Structural Design for Fire Safety. 

Students completing the master’s program at SFSU are prepared for professional practice and for doctoral study in structural engineering. Students can conduct research activities using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. More information about research labs and centers in the School of Engineering can be found here

Program Coordinator

Zhaushuo Jiang

Dr. Cheng Chen

Associate Professor
Office: HH 808A

SEE Coursework Requirements

MSCE Coursework Requirements