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M.S./Ph.D. Program

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M.S. Program

In the M.S. program, each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of a special committee made up of faculty members representing major and minor areas of study. The MS requires a minimum of two, registration units. The seven concentrations of study are:

Note: Structural Engineering does not offer an M.S.

Candidates for the M.S. degree are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area in Civil and Environmental engineering and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making original and substantial contributions to their discipline in a timely fashion. Please see the Assessment page for further details.

Ph.D. Program

In the Ph.D. program, each student plans an individualized course of study with the assistance of a special committee made up of faculty members representing major and minor areas of study. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of six registration units. The eight concentrations of study are:

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree are expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area in Civil and Environmental engineering and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making original and substantial contributions to their discipline in a timely fashion. Please see the Assessment page for further details.

Doctoral Learning Outcomes 

The learning outcomes are as follows:

The intended learning outcomes for doctoral students studying within the graduate field of Civil and Environmental Engineering are that these students:

  • …possess the creative and critical thinking abilities necessary to become independent researchers in their field.
  • …possess skills necessary to become intellectual and professional leaders.
  • …be comfortable working at the frontiers of knowledge, and with leading edge methods and techniques.
  • …be ethical in their work, and feel responsibility towards society and the natural world.