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Graduate Admissions and Funding Opportunities

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering adheres to the graduate admission requirements defined by UA’s Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Admission requirements differ slightly for each degree program.

University Scholars students must apply and be accepted into the program prior to taking any graduate-level courses.

For additional information on the graduate application process or to apply online, please visit UA’s Graduate School.

University Scholars Program (Dual Bachelor and Master Program)

  • Available only to UA undergraduate students
  • Completed at least 91 credit hours towards the bachelor’s degree (transfer credit hours not included)
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering–Environmental

  • Applicants earned ABET/EAC-accredited baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination, GRE, score of 300 – 150 Verbal and 150 Quantitative.
  • Applicants without an earned ABET/EAC-accredited degree
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 (150 Verbal; 150 Quantitative).
  • For international (non-native English language) students
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 (150 Verbal; 150 Quantitative).
    • Minimum TOEFL score 550 pBT or 79 iBT (the TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution within two years prior to application)

Note: An applicant may be considered for conditional admission if he/she meets all admission requirements but a GPA of at least 2.5. Admission in such cases is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Applicants earned ABET/EAC-accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed, or at least a 3.0 for a graduate degree
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination, GRE, score of 300 – 150 Verbal and 150 Quantitative.
  • Applicants without an earned ABET/EAC-accredited degree
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed, or at least a 3.0 for a graduate degree
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 (150 Verbal; 150 Quantitative).
  • For international (non-native English language) students
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, at least a 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours completed, or at least a 3.0 for a graduate degree
    • Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 (150 Verbal; 150 Quantitative).
    • Minimum TOEFL score 550 pBT or 79 iBT (the TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution within three years prior to application)

Note: An applicant may be considered for conditional admission if he/she meets all admission requirements but a GPA of at least 2.5. Admission in such cases is considered on a case-by-case basis

Dual Master in Civil Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy
Dual Master in Environmental Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy

  • For students without an MSCE or MSE earned from a U.S. institution
  • Same admission requirements as the Doctor of Philosophy
  • Conditional admission is not allowed in the dual MSCE/PhD or MSE/PhD degree programs

Dual Master in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration

  • Admission to the Master in Civil Engineering program does not guarantee admission into the Dual Master in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration program.
  • Candidates must be unconditionally admitted to both the MSCE and MBA programs.
  • Admission is for the fall semester only.
  • Meet regular admission criteria for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • Admission information for the Master of Business Administration
    • A small class of 95 students is admitted each fall.
    • Either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) can be accepted as part of the admission process.
  • For international (non-native English language) students, a minimum TOEFL score 550 pBT or 79 iBT (the TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution within three years prior to application)
  • Applicants may be contacted to schedule an admission interview.
  • Additional information about UA’s MBA Program.

Dual Master in Civil Engineering and Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • Admission to the Master in Civil Engineering program does not guarantee admission into the Dual Master in Civil Engineering and Doctor of Jurisprudence program.
  • Candidates must be unconditionally admitted to both the MSCE and JD programs.
  • Admission is for the fall semester only.
  • Meet regular admission criteria for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • Admission information for the JD
    • The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) must be taken and submitted as part of the admission process.
    • Applicants must subscribe to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS).
  • For international (non-native English language) students, a minimum TOEFL score 550 pBT or 79 iBT (the TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have earned a degree from a U.S. institution within three years prior to application)
  • Additional information on UA’s Law School.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers financial assistance to outstanding applicants in the form of teaching and research assistantships. A half-time teaching or research assistantship provides a competitive stipend and a full-tuition scholarship for the academic year. A student applying for graduate studies in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is automatically considered for a departmental assistantship during the review of the application materials. Continuing students must complete the departmental assistantship application. Notices of continuing assistantship applications and deadlines are made by the Department during fall and spring semesters.

The Department awards teaching assistantships (GTA) on the basis of expected teaching ability. An individual faculty member, who has sponsored research funds at the professor’s disposal, awards research assistantships (GRA). A GRA appointment is made on the basis of mutual interests between student and professor. Only students who maintain an acceptable performance level are eligible for assistantships.