Graduate Programs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in six concentration areas, interdisciplinary degrees, and a graduate certificate.

Civil Engineering:

Scholarship Opportunity for incoming
PhD Students in Civil or Environmental Engineering

Incoming PhD students may be eligible to apply for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Scholars Award. Click on Scholarship Details to see if you qualify!

Masters and PhD Civil Engineering Concentrations

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Coastal Engineering

coastal engineering, wave mechanics, and environmental fluid mechanics

Environmental Engineering Lab

Environmental Engineering

water and wastewater treatment, environmental chemistry and remediation, and solid and hazardous waste management

Paul Imhoff

Geotechnical Engineering

computational geomechanics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, earth structures engineering, and ground improvement

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Structural Engineering

structural mechanics, analysis, and design; bridge engineering; structural dynamics; computational mechanics; and structural engineering materials

Paul Imhoff

Transportation Engineering and Civil Infrastructure Systems

asset management, natural disaster risk analysis, infrastructure vulnerability, urban transportation, traffic engineering, systems engineering

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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
  • Fall 2023 Deadline:
    February 1, 2023
  • Requirements:
    • Resume
    • Transcript
    • 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.

Recruitment Coordinators

Jacquee Lukawski
E: jacquee@udel.edu
P: 302-831-6570

Jovan Tatar
E: jtatar@udel.edu

UD Graduate Admissions Office
E: gradadmissions@udel.edu
P: 302-831-6056

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