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.

 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE test is WAIVED  for individuals applying for spring 2023 admission.

Waivers for subsequent applications terms will be considered at a later date.

How are applicants evaluated?

MastersPhD
GPA: Mean undergraduate GPA is 3.0+ on 4.0 GPA scale. 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.


EducationA prior degree in civil engineering is not required. A prior degree in civil engineering is not required.
Official Test ScoresRequired GRE sections:*
Verbal
Quantitative
Analytical Writing

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

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

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

MS Thesis Option: 24
Traditional PhD: 18

Direct Admit PhD: 30
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