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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy Degree

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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.

Areas of specialization

Our department offers five areas of specialization for civil and environmental engineering students:

  1. Earthquake and structural engineering
  2. Geotechnical engineering
  3. Pavements and materials engineering
  4. Transportation engineering
  5. Environmental engineering

Faculty specialize in a number of research topics within those fields. Please visit our faculty listings for more information on research specialties.

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Phone(775) 784-6937
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Location Scrugham Engineering and Mines
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0258
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Reno,  NV  89557-

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