Department and Director

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Director: John T. Sebastian

Offered On-Campus and 100% Online

Credits and Program Duration

Average Time to Complete Certificate Program: 30-36 months

Credit Hours Required: 30 credits or ten courses

Who Should Apply?

BS in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university program OR BS in any engineering field plus a minimum of three years of industry experience

NOTE: Candidates with other educational and professional backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.

Accepts Part-Time and Full-Time Students

Application Requirements

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • NO GRE score required*
  • Unofficial transcripts to apply

Application Deadlines

Domestic students have up to 60 days before the start of the term to apply for admission to the Graduate School of Engineering. International students must meet the following application deadlines:

  • March 01 - Fall Semester
  • July 01 - Spring Semester
  • February 01 - Summer Semester

Online Features

  • Identical content to our on-campus curriculum
  • Taught by the same expert faculty as our on-campus classes
  • Convenience to attend lectures online after work hours or view a recorded lecture


Online graduate students are offered an in-state, per-credit part-time tuition rate regardless of state of residence. Please contact Stephanie Opalinski at for further information on tuition costs for online students. More information on Pitt's tuition rates and fees can be found at

Group tuition rates are available to qualifying organizations. Learn more about Pitt's Corporate Partnerships.

*Candidates applying with an undergraduate degree from an institution outside of the US are required to complete the GRE. This GRE requirement is typically waived only for those students who are applying to be part-time or Professional Master's students. Candidates should consult the department to which they are applying to confirm whether or not a GRE score is required for admission.