application process: Sustainable Design & Construction

You may download the current M.S. in CEE - Sustainable Design & Construction Curriculum requirements here, which provide detailed program information for meeting the requirements of this degree.

Key Requirements and Policies for this Degree

University Requirements (from Stanford Bulletin)

  • Admission to the degree program.
  • Minimum of 45 units of residency, all completed at Stanford (not transferred).
  • All units at or above the 100 level.
  • Completion of degree within three years of quarter first enrolled.

School of Engineering (from Stanford Bulletin)

  • No thesis is required.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (from Stanford Bulletin and the CEE Graduate Degrees Handbook)

  • Program must be approved by a faculty member (normally your advisor).
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 must be achieved for all courses included in program.
  • Of the 45 units in the program, at least 30 units of courses numbered 200 above and of these at least 23 units must be taken within the School of Engineering for a letter grade.
  • Candidates for the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering who do not have a B.S. or equivalent in Civil Engineering may be required to take additional undergraduate courses deemed important to their graduate programs. This may take additional quarters.
  • Full-time students must enroll for at least 11 units and successfully complete at least 8 units per term. Those enrolled for less than 11 (such as those on 50% assistantships) must enroll for at least 8 units.
  • Courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the degree normally should be taken for a letter grade. At exception is made for courses offered only on a S/NC basis.
  • No more than 6 units with the 45 required units may be taken on a CR/NC (student elected) basis. The purpose of this option is to make it easier for students to take courses outside of their major field of study and is not intended to make it easier to take courses in the major field.

See the CEE Graduate Degrees Handbook for additional information.

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