Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Application Information

The GRE requirement has been waived for domestic and international students for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 admission cycles.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University offers a Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctoral (Ph.D). Reach out to the Graduate Advisor ( to learn more about our graduate programs! 

The Department is hosting several upcoming virtual information sessions Register and a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event. Each session has a different registration link.


Required Documents for Application
  1. Application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all previously earned credits
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Statement of Purpose:  There are several required short answer questions under the supplemental material section of the application. The questions are required and have a word limit. Applications without responses to the short answer questions, will not be considered.
  5. Current resume
  6. GRE General Test for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants – pending until Spring 2024
  7. TOEFL or IELTS (for international applicants)

No conditional admissions are accepted for TOEFL/IELTS or GRE’s for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants.  All documents are required for application.


Those seeking advanced degrees may be recommended for admission to the Graduate School by the department to which the application is submitted if faculty and facilities are available and if all the applicant’s undergraduate grades average 3.0 or higher (A = 4.0). International applicants must rank among the top students in their classes. For strongest admission consideration, applicants should have a 3.25 GPA or higher on a scale of A = 4.0.

In general, students applying to the Ph.D. program should have a prior master degree. Students without a master degree but have significant reserch experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In very rare cases the Department is willing to consider an applicant with a GPA below 3.0.  In such cases we look very strongly at 5+ years of work experience in Civil Engineering, strong GRE’s and if the PE exam has been taken and passed.


The Department does not have minimum required GRE’s.  The average scores of the students we do admit are Verbal – 151; Quantitative – 164; Analytical – 4.5

Apply Online

Visit our online application to apply.

Submit Application Materials

After submitting your online application and paying your application fee, begin submitting your supporting materials to complete your application.

  • Upload a variety of supporting documents directly to your application. As a reminder, the short answer supplemental questions are required. Please adhere to the stated word limit.
  • To submit official transcripts, contact your previous institutions to request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).
  • To submit test scores, contact the testing agency to request that scores be sent to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).

For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Office of Admissions at:

Graduate Admissions
      Colorado State University 

      Office of Admissions

      1062 Campus Delivery      
      Fort Collins, CO  80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View the status of your application at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or check on updates.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Graduate Application Deadlines:

Deadline Dates
TermApply for Graduate Admission OnlyApply for Graduate Admission and Financial Support
Fall (begins late August)May 1February 1
Spring (begins late January)December 1October 1