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Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)

Advancing the built environment while preserving natural resources.

The program offers advanced study in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and water resources, structural, and transportation engineering. The department’s graduate faculty members conduct research in the fields of bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, traffic operations and safety, transportation infrastructure, breaking waves and river hydraulics, fate and transport of contaminants, water/wastewater treatment processes and biological filtration, and soil stability and deep foundations.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold a master's degree in civil engineering
  • Like to solve complex problems
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are interested in conducting research in the field
  • Work well as part of a team

Career Opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Transportation designer
  • Consultant
  • Expert witness
  • Water resources engineer