Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under  School of Engineering, Doctoral Program Regulations.

Students with an MS degree must take a minimum of 30 credits, of which at least 18 must be from graduate courses, and at least 12 must be dissertation research credits. The courses to be taken by the student must be approved by the student’s advisor. Students with a BS degree must take a minimum of 54 credits, of which at least 42 must be graduate course credits, and at least 12 must be dissertation research credits. The courses to be taken by the student must be approved by the student’s advisor. In some cases, particularly when the student undertakes a doctoral program in a field other than that in which the earlier degree was earned, the program of study exceeds the minimum number of credits.

No specific courses are required; the student and advisor design the curriculum to meet the student's needs and goals.

Other requirements

  • Qualifying examination—Administered twice a year, the examination covers subject matters at both the master's and doctoral levels. Students should prepare for comprehensive questioning on all subject matters regardless of any particular course included in the actual doctoral coursework load.

Student should contact the department for additional information and requirements