Graduate Programs

College of Engineering
Graduate Program Information Session

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (EST)
Introduction from College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Levi T. Thompson

Join us and engineer your future.

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

Civil Engineering:

Masters and PhD Civil Engineering Concentrations

Paul Imhoff

Civil Infrastructure Systems

asset management, natural disaster risk analysis, and infrastructure vulnerability

grad student on coastal engineering project

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

hard-hatted workers on a structural engineering project

Structural Engineering

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

grad students and researchers on a barge

Water Resources Engineering

groundwater and surface water resources, contaminant fate and transport, sustainability

Environmental Engineering Lab

Transportation Engineering

urban transportation, traffic engineering, systems engineering, logistics engineering, railroad engineering, and engineering management

How to Apply

  • Fall 2021 Deadline:
    February 1, 2021
  • Requirements:
    • Resume
    • Transcript
    • At least 3 letters of reference
    • Short answer questions
  • Optional GRE*
  • Optional Essay

Certificate Programs

*Graduate Application Process Update: Due to COVID-19, the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is waiving the GRE requirement for our graduate programs this year. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application when prompted. This need not be an actual exam date. Entering any future date will allow your application to forwarded to our review committee where it will receive full consideration. Reporting your scores is entirely optional. If you chose to not submit a GRE score, this will have no bearing on the competitiveness of your application. If you have any questions regarding this process, email Chris Reoli at

As testing centers have closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Delaware will temporarily accept the virtual ‘TOEFL at Home’ exam from ETS and the ‘IELTS Indicator’ from the British Council with a one year pilot period. In addition, a third English proficiency test, iTEP Academic-Plus, has been approved by UD during this time.

Recruitment Coordinators

Christine Reoli
P: 302-831-6570

Prof. Chiu
P: 302-831-3104

UD Graduate Admissions Office
P: 302-831-2129

Students working in cement lab