The Seattle University Master of Science in Structural Engineering (MSST): a professionally-focused program designed in response to the demand for structural engineers with advanced technical and professional skills. As a student in the program, you will be immersed in the methods, technology, and best practices required by today's leading firms.
The MS in Structural Engineering program has been developed collaboratively between SU faculty members and our Industry Advisory Board. The Industry Advisory Board is composed of representatives from the top structural engineering firms and public-sector institutions in the Seattle region. With industry help, we've developed a programming emphasizing student-centered course design and practical application. Features of this program include:
Successful applicants to the MS in Structural Engineering program typically have:
Applicants with bachelor's degrees related to civil engineering will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please view our Admission Requirements for more details.
By graduation, students from our Master of Science in Structural Engineering are expected to be able to:
These 5 learning outcomes follow much of the methodology proposed in ASCE's Body of Knowledge, which outlines student outcomes and achievement levels needed for entry into the civil engineering profession.
The MS in Strucutral Engineering's schedule is designed to accomodate working professionals. Course are held 2-3 times per week in the mornings. Historically, most MSST students are working engineers who arrange with their employers to accomodate course schedules. Course times in this program are dependent on year:
Please visit the Course List page for details.
“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.”