Doctoral Programs

A Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota is designed for students who wish to pursue a research-focused career in academia or industry.

In a CEGE Ph.D. program

  • You will combine coursework with independent research
  • You can complete your program four to six years of full-time study with a completed undergraduate degree
  • A master’s degree in civil engineering i not required for admission. However, an MS is highly recommended. Students entering the graduate program with a bachelor’s degree are typically asked to complete the M.S. degree before continuing on for a Ph.D. degree
  • And your graduate course credits earned in the MS program could be accepted to meet Ph.D. coursework requirements

University of Minnesota Graduate School

How to Apply

Graduate student Ben Dymond oversees a pour in the Theodore V. Galambos Structural Engineering Laboratory.
Graduate student Ben Dymond oversees a concrete pour in the Theodore V. Galambos Structural Engineering Laboratory.

Co-directed Ph.D. Programs

Top national and international graduate students might be interested in this competitive program that offers a unique social and cultural dimension to post-graduate education. The program is designed to educate an elite workforce of scholars and researchers prepared for leadership in a globalized society.