Application Information

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE requirement has been waived for domestic and international students for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admission cycles

Required Documents for Application

  1. Application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all previously earned credits
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Current resume
  6. GRE General Test for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants – pending until Spring 2022
  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 (for Spring 2017 and forward)

Visit our online application to apply for Spring 2017 or future term.

Submit Application Materials

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

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
Term Apply for Graduate Admission Only Apply for Graduate Admission and Financial Support
Fall (begins late August) May 1 February 1
Spring (begins late January October 15 September 1