Meeting Industry Demand

Dr. Smith Lecturing

As a graduate student in structural engineering at SU, you will be immersed in the methods, technology and best practices required by today’s leading firms.


Informed by Industry from the Ground Up


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Seattle University offers a professionally-focused structural engineering graduate degree. This program has been designed in response to the growing demand for entry-level structural engineers to have an advanced level of education in both technical and professional realms.

The MS in Structural Engineering program at SU has been developed collaboratively between faculty members at Seattle University and an industrial advisory board representing the top structural engineering firms in the Seattle region as well as the public sector. This program emphasizes learning through a student-centered course design. Complete this non-thesis master's degree in 6 academic quarters. All courses are held in the morning to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. You may also register for particular classes to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) toward PE licensure renewal.

John Hooper

“The courses offered by Seattle University have been refined by the practicing design community and provide the essentials we require from all our new hires. This is the skillset they need to master before they come to us.”

John Hooper, PE, SE Senior Principal/Director of Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemncic Associates
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Samiah Rizvi Project Engineer DCI Engineers, Seattle

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Skyler Frasier Structural Design Engineer KPFF Consulting Engineers

Paul Smith, Ph.D., S.E. (OR), P.E. (OR, CA)

Paul Smith, Ph.D., S.E. (OR), P.E. (OR, CA)

Director of Structural Engineering Graduate Program