The objective of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles is to prepare graduate students for careers in design, research, industry, and education, and for further study toward the doctoral degree in civil engineering.

The graduate program is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students working full time, so all courses are offered during both daytime and evening hours.

Located at the intersection of the San Bernardino and Long Beach Freeways at the eastern limits of Los Angeles, Cal State L.A. is accessible by freeways or major surface streets from all parts of the city and surrounding areas.