The Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering is given for distinguished academic accomplishment in which a student displays original scholarship and achievement. To earn the Ph.D., you must exhibit broad mastery of the field by passing a comprehensive examination. You must also prove your ability to design and complete a program of original research by preparing a dissertation that adds to existing knowledge in your field.
Our department offers five areas of specialization for civil and environmental engineering students:
Faculty specialize in a number of research topics within those fields. Please visit our faculty listings for more information on research specialties.