CCEE Advanced Degree Programs

Employers worldwide look to Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE) as a source of ideas, technologies and highly skilled engineers. Here, you can expect to gain engineering knowledge as well as the planning and management skills necessary to become part of a dynamic workforce.

Students can count on CCEE faculty and staff for support as they learn to design, construct and maintain systems that are critical to modern life, with the opportunity to explore a range of engineering specializations and several cross-disciplinary areas.

Specialized Areas

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State offers on-campus advanced degree programs that allow students to continue their education and make contributions in several specialization areas:

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

CCEE Degree Options (On Campus)

Contact us for more information on our current degree offerings:

  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
    • Coursework Only
  • Master of Science (MS)
    • Non-thesis (Creative Component/professional project)
    • Thesis (research project)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

CCEE Degree Options (Online)

  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
    • Coursework Only
  • Master of Science (MS)
    • Non-thesis (Creative Component/professional project)

Students can earn a general civil engineering degree with coursework in multiple specialized areas. Contact us for more information.


Our faculty are organized into five different administrative areas of engineering research: construction engineering and management, environmental/water resources, geotechnical/materials engineering, structural engineering and transportation engineering. Find out more about research focus areas here. You can also use our faculty/staff directory to explore faculty research interests and find contact information.

How to Apply

If you are a current undergraduate student interested in pursuing the next level of education, check out our Concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Process.

If you are exploring a new adventure here at Iowa State or want more information on the application process, visit the Graduate Admissions section of our Graduate Student Resources page.

Questions? We are here to help!

Want to learn more about graduate programs in our department? Just have a few questions you’d like to run by our professional staff? Email us!