Graduate

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers a diverse range of program opportunities for graduate study.

Graduate

Degrees

Our goal is to provide innovative and high quality programs that support the many and varied interests of our students. Both coursework only and coursework with thesis options are available in the master’s degree programs. Applicants for graduate work must apply for admission to UA’s Graduate School. Please refer to our Graduate Admissions or the Graduate Catalog for information on the graduate application process.

Civil Engineering, MS

The department offers a master of science in civil engineering. The program options include coursework only or by a combination of coursework and approved thesis work.

Civil Engineering, Ph.D.

While pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in civil engineering, the student will take graduate-level courses and conduct research with a faculty advisor and observe how these studies will lead to key engineering innovations and societal impacts in the field of civil engineering.

Environmental Engineering, MS

The department offers a master of science in environmental engineering. The program options include coursework only or by a combination of coursework and approved thesis work.

Extended Options

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers several dual degree programs for graduate degrees that include collaborations across campus. Students work closely with their graduate advisor and supervisory committee to define an appropriate plan of study that meets all degree requirements, including any prerequisite or preparatory work and a specified set of core courses.

For additional information about any of our graduate programs contact Dr. Michael E. Kreger.

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Graduate Admissions

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. Accelerated Masters Program 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.

Admissions Requirements

Funding Opportunities

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.

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About Us

Graduate Research Focus Areas

While most graduate studies are focused in one of these four focus areas, many student plans of study involve two or more of the following areas: Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering and Materials, Transportation Systems Engineering.

CCEE Faculty/Staff

Find contact and research information for all faculty and staff of the CCEE Department.

Specialized Research Units

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering also directs four specialized research units.

Research Areas

Major research topics include pre-project planning for construction projects, evacuation routing during emergencies, contaminants in wet-weather flows, affordable housing through engineering and manufacturing innovation, and the potential safety enhancements of seat belts in school buses.

Graduate Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

The objective of the masters and doctoral programs is to graduate students who are in demand by employers and graduate programs and who lead fulfilling professional careers through their abilities.

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