An increasing number of employers in consulting or industry consider the master's degree as the entry-level degree. The Ph.D. degree emphasizes advanced study and participation in creative research that is at the leading edge of the field. Our department offers one of the top-ranked Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate programs in the country.
The M.S. degree may be completed with or without a thesis. The M.S. degree requires 32 credit hours of graduate course credit if a thesis is part of the program (with 8 of the 32 hours comprising the thesis), and 36 hours without a thesis. It is possible to complete the M.S. non-thesis degree in one year or less. The Ph.D. program requires 32 additional hours of coursework beyond the M.S. degree, plus a comprehensive research program and preparation of a dissertation for an additional 32 hours of thesis research credit.
The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in:
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are available in a variety of specialized areas. In addition to the department's established interdisclinary programs in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems, Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability and Societal Risk Management, students can also develop cross-disciplinary programs in consultation with their advisers.
- Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability (interdisciplinary)
- Societal Risk Management
- Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems (interdisciplinary)
- Construction Management
- Construction Materials
- Environmental Engineering and Science
- Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
Special Degree Programs and Options
- Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Option
- Joint Degree Program with Business Administration (MBA)
- MArch + MS-CEE (structures)
- MArch + MS-CEE (construction management)
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Students from Under-represented Groups may be eligible for an all-expenses paid visit under the College of Engineering's Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Program.
For more information about CEE graduate programs and courses, or to apply online, visit the Graduate Applications page.