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