The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in six concentration areas, interdisciplinary degrees, and a graduate certificate.
Masters and PhD Civil Engineering Concentrations
water and wastewater treatment, environmental chemistry and remediation, and solid and hazardous waste management
computational geomechanics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, earth structures engineering, and ground improvement
structural mechanics, analysis, and design; bridge engineering; structural dynamics; computational mechanics; and structural engineering materials
Transportation Engineering and Civil Infrastructure Systems
asset management, natural disaster risk analysis, infrastructure vulnerability, urban transportation, traffic engineering, systems engineering
Water Resources Engineering
groundwater and surface water resources, contaminant fate and transport, sustainability
The minimum requirements for admission to a master’s or doctoral degree in Civil Engineering are:
- an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (out of a possible 4.0) for master’s applicants or an undergraduate or graduate grade point average of at least 3.5 (out of a possible 4.0) for Ph.D. applicants, and
- for international students, a TOEFL score of at least 79 (IBT) with a minimum SPEAK score of 18 or higher or an IELTS overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual sub-score below 6.0. *Please refer to the Graduate Admissions’ web site for test score information.
How to Apply
- Spring 2023 Deadline:
October 1, 2022 priority deadline for funding
November 30, 2022 final admissions deadline
- Fall 2023 Deadline:
February 1, 2023 priority deadline for funding
July 1, 2023 final admissions deadline
- At least 3 letters of reference
- Short answer questions
- Optional Essay
Note: It is not required for applicants to secure an advisor prior to submitting a graduate application. Advisors will be assigned at the time of admission.
UD Graduate Admissions Office