Graduate study in civil, environmental and ocean engineering goes beyond the fundamental knowledge required for each discipline and prepares graduates for collaborative and leadership roles in the industry.
Any applicants requesting assistantship appointments, and all applicants to the Ph.D. program, must provide GRE scores as well as evidence of ability to carry out independent work — can include a description of work for a master's thesis and/or career-related projects. GRE scores are not otherwise required but may be submitted in support of any application.
International students must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language prior to admission.
Each program requires 30 credit hours of course work. Students have the option of writing a thesis to replace five to 10 credit hours of course work — strongly recommended for full-time students, those receiving financial support, or those planning to pursue doctoral studies. Admission into each master's program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, or a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.