With a professional master's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in engineering for developing communities, students will connect classroom learning and hands-on collaboration with organizations internationally to work towards providing solutions to complex global and local problems. The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MCEDC) trains engineers to work in partnership with people from developing communities worldwide to create sustainable solutions to meet basic needs.

This program merges the skill sets and knowledge of engineering with international development. We offer our students the opportunity to specialize in an option area of their choice, including: construction, energy, environmental engineering, engineering management, global health, policy or a self-designed topic.

Our graduates are able to provide technical expertise to development agencies or other firms by recognizing the many facets of community development that are critical to sustainable solutions. Students gain skills in data analysis, project management and systems thinking so they can help create and implement solutions to address the needs of developing communities worldwide.

Join a program that allows you to advance your career while creating an impact.  

*Although most of our classes are available online, some courses are available only on campus at this time.