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Apogee Program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a graduate distance learning program called APOGEE (A Program of Graduate Engineering Education) to help engineering professionals earn graduate credit/degree while maintaining full-time employment and without the constraints of on-campus attendance. A student enrolled in the APOGEE program can register for the degrees of Master of Engineering, Master of Science, or PhD. Prerequisites for enrollment degree requirements and graduation are identical to those required for students registered on-campus in graduate programs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

APOGEE is a quality distance educational program designed to meet the needs of busy full-time employed professionals by providing flexibility to course content delivery. APOGEE courses are downloaded directly to the students' home (or other designated site) using video-streaming via Microsoft Windows Media Player on the World Wide Web. This enables the student to access individual classes and course materials at any time and place according to the student's convenience and the student will be able to fully participate in the enrolled course of study while still maintaining a busy work schedule, including any international travel and/or reassignment.

APOGEE students are required to follow the same application procedures as the on-campus graduate applicants. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information or if you wish to go ahead and apply then access the online application from the Graduate School website or call the Graduate School at (803) 777-4243. Complete and submit the application indicating "APOGEE" on the application where it asks where you will attend classes. The application deadlines are listed for each term on the website. APOGEE students must submit proof of immunization before registering for classes. Foreign nationals should have permanent residence status to enroll in APOGEE.

For further information on APOGEE please contact:

  • Karen Ammarell
  • Student Services
  • Phone: (803) 777-9482
  • Fax: (803) 777-0670
  • e-mail

Also, visit the College of Engineerings main Apogee page at

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