Graduate Civil Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering has both MS and PhD degree offerings. Each student chooses a focus for their academic studies. These academic areas are listed below. 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 
    • Environmental Engineers work to improve public health and quality of life, while protecting and restoring environmental systems. These engineers focus on drinking water treatment, wastewater reclamation, air pollution control, solid waste management and environmental remediation.

Professors in this area:

Degrees OfferedMastersPhD
MS Non-Thesis:

This is a coursework only based degree. Students in a MS non-thesis degree program must complete 30 hours of graduate credit coursework. In the final semester of study the student is responsible for the completion of an essay-based comprehensive exam.
Traditional PhD:

Applicants will have completed a MS prior.
MS Thesis:

This degree is a research based master degree. Students in this degree program must complete 24 credit hours of coursework, and six hours of research. In the student's final semester there is a formal thesis defense, with supervising faculty members. This defense is an open forum
Direct Admit PhD:

Applicants are highly qualified students who have completed a BS. The direct admit PhD degree emphasizes in scholarly research activities, can reduce course requirements and expedite progress towards degree completion.

 

How are applicants evaluated?

MastersPhD
GPA:

Mean undergraduate GPA is 3.0+ on 4.0 GPA scale.

A prior degree in civil engineering is not required.

Proof of English Proficiency may be required





Required GRE sections:*

Verbal
Quantitative
Analytical Writing

Seek a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300+. Analytical 3.5+.



Recommendations:

On the AppyYourself application there is a section for applicants to enter the names and email addresses of recommenders. After submission of the application, recommenders will receive an email that will allow them to upload their letter to the application.

Academic Letters of Recommendation are preferred.



Personal Statement:

Describe how this degree will help you achieve your professional goals. The Departmental Admissions Committee pays close attention to this statement. Please prepare it with care and consideration. Please include the area that you wish to specialize in your statement (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources, or Materials.)

* Exception: MS non-thesis students who have completed a US accredited degree, with a GPA of 3.2+ are not required to submit.
GPA:

Traditional PhD: Undergraduate GPA is 3.0+ on 4.0 GPA scale.

Direct Admit PhD: Undergraduate GPA is 3.5+ on 4.0 GPA scale.

A prior degree in civil engineering is not required.

Proof of English Proficiency may be required

Required GRE sections:

Verbal
Quantitative
Analytical Writing

Seek a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300+ AND a minimum quantitative score of 155. Analytical 3.5+.


Recommendations:

On the AppyYourself application there is a section for applicants to enter the names and email addresses of recommenders. After submission of the application, recommenders will receive an email that will allow them to upload their letter to the application.

Academic Letters of Recommendation are preferred.



Personal Statement:

Describe how this degree will help you achieve your professional goals. The Departmental Admissions Committee pays close attention to this statement. Please prepare it with care and consideration. Please include the area that you wish to specialize in your statement (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources, or Materials.)

Degree requirementsMastersPhD
Minimum # of coursework credit hours MS Non-Thesis Option: 30

MS Thesis Option: 24
Traditional PhD: 30

Direct Admit PhD: 18
Minimum # of research credit hours MS Non-Thesis Option: N/A

MS Thesis Option: 6
14
Funding Available? MS Non-Thesis Option: No.

MS Thesis Option: Occasionally
Yes.

Minimum course completion requirements