Program Details

Admissions Overview

Tomorrow Begins at NJIT

Designed specifically with you in mind, NJIT’s online master’s programs are carefully constructed to fit your goals, schedule, and life. Because we believe that the enrollment experience should be positive, we work hard to provide you with the highest possible level of personalized support throughout the admissions process. Our dedicated team of enrollment advisors is available to answer your questions, offer guidance, and provide the information you need to make important decisions about your future. Rest assured that whether you’re five or five thousand miles away, your enrollment advisor can help make an NJIT education well within your reach. For more information regarding admission, tuition, financial aid, computer requirements, or any other questions about the program, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-939-5793.

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Admissions Requirements

Engineering the Admissions Process

Before you apply to the online MSCE program, take a moment to review the admission requirements. Learn more about what you need to qualify for acceptance into this dynamic, future-focused program.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Submit the application for admission.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts and proof of degree from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Send official GRE/TOEFL results. Please note: The GRE is required if you do not have an engineering background or if you have an engineering background, but a grade-point average lower than 2.8. All test results must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission from the test administrator, Educational Testing Service (ETS), using code 2513.
  • Mail one letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope.
  • Submit a photocopy of your visa or permanent-resident card (for non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States only).
The Bridge Program is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate background in civil engineering. It allows them to make up deficiencies by taking a special program that is designed in consultation with the graduate advisor. These courses are not always available online; however, they must be taken in addition to the degree requirements. Please note that the prerequisites for bridge courses must also be met. Bridge requirements vary depending on a review of the applicant’s transcript.

Additional admission requirements:

  • The general GRE is required for all international students and applicants without an undergraduate engineering degree. The minimum score required is 1000 combined in the verbal and the quantitative sections, with a minimum of 650 in the quantitative part and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.
  • For the new GRE test, the minimum score required is 135 in the verbal section, a minimum of 151 in the quantitative part, and a minimum of 2.0 in Analytical Writing Skills Test.

Academic Calendar

Graduate Education According to Your Schedule

The admissions cycle for NJIT’s online degree programs features three seasonal start dates per year (spring, summer, and fall). We highly recommend contacting an enrollment advisor to help guide you through the application and enrollment process. Listed here are some important dates* and deadlines for our online degree programs.
Spring 2018
Application Deadline 12/15/17
Classes Start 01/16/18
Registration Ends 01/18/18
Summer 2018
Application Deadline 04/30/2018
Classes Start 05/29/18
Registration Ends 05/29/18
Fall 2017
Application Deadline 08/15/18
Classes Start 09/04/18
Registration Ends 09/10/18

*Dates are subject to change.

Make a Valuable Investment in Your Future

Recognized as a best value school by The Princeton Review, NJIT has a long-standing reputation for offering high quality science- and technology-focused online degree programs that are competitive and affordably priced.

Listed below are the estimated total costs associated with NJIT’s online Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree program:
Total In-State eTuition $32,190*
Total eTuition (out of state, graduate level, 100% online) $37,440*
*The estimated total tuition amounts are based on the breakdowns you can view by clicking here. Because you may select to take more or less credits per semester, you can use our Tuition Calculator to determine your exact cost per semester.

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

In-State Tuition Breakdown:
  • Application fee: $75
  • Program fee: $175 per credit fee
  • In-state eTuition cost per credit (for in-state, part-time, fully online students): $1,073
Out-of-State Tuition Breakdown:
  • Application fee: $75
  • Program fee: $175 per credit fee
  • Out-of-state eTuition cost per credit: $1,248 (for out-of-state, part-time, fully online students)
NJIT’s eTuition rate is less than the tuition for out-of-state on-campus students, making a graduate degree from NJIT more affordable than ever. Should you take a course on campus in a given semester, the higher out-of-state tuition will apply. All tuition and fees are subject to change. We’ve done our best to give you an accurate accounting of the cost of the online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program; we encourage you to contact an enrollment advisor if you any have questions about tuition, fees, cost of books, or financial aid. *Fee consists of university fee and student activities fee.

Financial Aid

It Pays to Know Your Options

Making the commitment to pursue your master’s degree can bring opportunities for growth in your personal and professional life. It can also bring questions about financial aid. However, paying for graduate school doesn’t have to be overwhelming or distressing. By taking the time to explore your options, you can discover several ways to reduce costs and make your dream of earning an advanced degree become a reality.

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants, Stafford loans, scholarship programs, private sources, veterans benefits, and sometimes employer assistance programs. For more detailed information about the types of education loans available, eligibility requirements, and the application process, please visit:

We encourage you to research all financing options to determine what works best for your individual needs. For more assistance please contact Student Financial Aid Services:

Student Financial Aid Services
NJIT – Student Mall
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

Main: (973) 596-3479
Fax:   (973) 596-6471

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Office Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday and Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

For questions related to the processing of your financial aid, please email us at:


Satisfactory Academic Progress

Effective July 1, 2011, to receive financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (versus other sources of aid mentioned), federal regulations require that students applying for federal loan assistance must meet certain criteria whether or not they previously received aid. For graduate students (except doctorate and medical students), this policy applies to Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, as well as some other loan types.

In order for you to continue to receive loan money, you must comply with these regulations set by the university in conjunction with federal regulations.

1. Maximum Timeframe (MTF) The MTF is the required length of time it will take you to complete a degree program based on the appropriate enrollment status. Federal regulations allow a student to be eligible to receive aid up to 150% of the time it would normally take to complete a degree.

MTF for the NJIT Master in Civil Engineering

Online Program (6 terms) For Federal Title IV Eligible Graduate Certificate Programs (2 terms) 2. Minimum Completion Percentage (MCP) The MCP is the percentage of coursework that a student must earn (pass) during enrollment. The NJIT MCP is 67%. 3. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA throughout the course of the program. The NJIT MC GPA is 3.0 for graduate students. Important Loan Information As with any loan, make sure you fully understand the interest rates, repayment terms, and tax implications. Find out if interest charges are variable or fixed, if the loan has forgiveness or deferment provisions, if you can consolidate the loan with other loans, and if the loan carries prepayment penalties. Borrow only what you need. Remember that loans must be repaid even if you do not finish the program. Your education is a substantial investment. It’s one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. Take time to learn all of your financial aid options before you make any decision.