Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs

The graduate programs within the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department are designed to educate students at the MS and Ph.D. levels through leading-edge research and instruction that prepares graduates for leadership roles in industry, government, and academic institutions.

Highlighted by an accomplished international faculty with widely published basic and applied research, graduate studies in Civil & Environmental Engineering offer opportunities in focused course work within four specialty areas:

  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural and Bridge Engineering
  • Transportation and Municipal Engineering

Opportunities exist for professional employment with industry, utilities, consulting firms, contractors, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

Research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and graduate intern positions are also available. Graduate students can also apply for Graduate School Fellowships.



On going research in Civil & Environmental Engineering is focused in the following areas:

  • By-Products Utilization and Recycling
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Geo-technical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Transportation

Recent basic and applied research titles in each of the areas are:

  • Clarifier and Selector Pilot Study
  • Fatigue Resistant and Monitoring Studies for High Performance Steel Bridges
  • Finite Element Analysis of Orthopedic Joints
  • Internet GIS and its Applications in Transportation
  • Receptor Models for Evaluation of Fate and Transport of Organic Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment

Research Centers and Laboratories:

  • Rehabilitation Techniques for Concrete Bridges
  • Transportation Models for Livable Communities
  • Center for Urban Transportation Studies
  • Center for By-Products Utilization
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Laboratory
  • Structural Engineering Laboratory