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Information for Prospective Graduate Students

The Application Process

Applications are submitted electronically through the Graduate Admissions office and are forwarded directly to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department for review. All materials, such as transcripts, statement of purpose, supplemental questions, resume (letters of recommendation can be submitted via email in the on-line application), are to be uploaded with your application.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will not accept supporting documents sent directly to the department. The Graduate Admissions web site provides comprehensive and detailed information to guide you through the process. This page provides the department-specific requirements that you will need to fulfill as part of your application. These details are not on the Graduate Admissions web site.

Are You Applying for a Masters or a PhD Degree?

For admission to the PhD degree, it is necessary to obtain an M.S. degree first. Thus, if you check off 'PhD' on the application and you have an M.S. degree already, you will be considered for the PhD directly. If you check off 'PhD' on the application and do not have an M.S. degree yet, you will be considered for the M.S. degree but we will be aware that you are ultimately interested in a PhD. In some cases where an applicant does not yet have an M.S. degree, the applicant may be admitted to the PhD subject to completion of the M.S. degree, but these cases are not typical. Once admitted to the MS program, students may apply for the PhD during their MS year with a relatively short application form.

Click the links below to explore degree options.