All applicants must have earned a B.S. degree in engineering (e.g., civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental) or the sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics, mathematics) with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A Master’s degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program, but it is highly recommended.

Students from disciplines other than civil engineering must have completed at least one year of calculus-based physics, one year of chemistry, math through differential equations, and some research area-specific courses. Please contact a Graduate Studies Committee Member for a list of these specific courses.

Students lacking more than three prerequisite courses may be advised to complete some coursework prior to entry into the program. In most cases, however, students will be able to complete their remedial coursework while they are in the program. Please consult with the Director of Graduate Studies or a faculty member in your area of interest for a review and assessment of your academic background and coursework needs.