Best civil engineering master's programs in Texas

A master’s degree in civil engineering can qualify you for corporate research and development roles as well as accelerating career advancement. Earnings with a graduate civil engineering degree average $9,471 more than with a bachelor’s alone. For those looking to fast-track to leadership positions, teach engineering, or continue on to a Ph.D., this degree may be essential. Find the top civil engineering master's programs below.

Our master’s in civil engineering rankings cover 65 of the 158 universities available, accounting for 69% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $77,833.

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#1 in Texas | #11 in Civil Engineering nationally

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Economic score: 0.25

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $85,393

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,288

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,916

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.28

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Texas | #13 in Civil Engineering nationally

Texas A & M University, College Station

College Station, Texas

Economic score: 0.26

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $78,601

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,491

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.26

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Texas | #40 in Civil Engineering nationally

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Economic score: 0.36

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $62,003

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,343

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $21,747

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Texas | #41 in Civil Engineering nationally

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Economic score: 0.36

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $77,216

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $69

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $27,739

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.36

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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University of Houston

Houston, Texas

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

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Texas A & M University, Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas

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The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas

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The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Texas

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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

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How long does it take to pay down debt in civil engineering in Texas?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in civil engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in civil engineering earn in Texas?

Salary

$77,070

The median master's degree in civil engineering graduate earns $77,070 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in civil engineering cost in Texas?

Net cost

$16,557

The average annual cost of a master's degree in civil engineering is $16,557. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.