Graduate Concentrations

The following concentration areas are available for students admitted to the MCE, MAS, MCE/MBA and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering:

Students must meet the requirements for their specific concentration, in addition to meeting the general degree requirements for all master’s degree students. Study in two or more related concentrations is allowed, but students must complete the core course requirements for both programs as part of their 30-credit requirement.

Masters and PhD Civil Engineering Concentrations

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Civil Infrastructure Systems

asset management, natural disaster risk analysis, and infrastructure vulnerability

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Coastal Engineering

coastal engineering, wave mechanics, and environmental fluid mechanics

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Environmental Engineering

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

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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

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Water Resources Engineering

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

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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