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

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

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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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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

How to Apply

  • Spring 2022 Deadline:
    November 30, 2021
  • Fall 2022 Deadline:
    February 1, 2022
  • Requirements:
    • Resume
    • Transcript
    • At least 3 letters of reference
    • Short answer questions
  • Optional GRE
  • Optional Essay