Civil Engineering Master's, C.E. and Ph.D.

Civil Engineering Master's, C.E. and Ph.D.

Addressing New Challenges

Today's Civil Engineering professionals face increasingly complex challenges to develop safe, sustainable, aesthetic, efficient, and structurally-sound systems for public and private use. The history of innovation at Stevens includes many designs for civil structures that are considered commonplace today, such as the standard rail used by all freight and passenger trains and the Jersey barriers that protect millions of drivers every day.

Focused Concentrations

Five engineering concentrations within Civil Engineering align the faculty's broad research backgrounds to provide focused direction and instruction to graduate students.

  • Structural
  • Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Resources
  • Hydrologic Modeling
Research in Focus
Multiscale Stochastic Methods for Structural Engineering

Dr. X. Frank Xu's research is centered upon the advancement of multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, and stochastic optimization, with engineering applications on advanced materials (polycrystalline materials, functionally graded materials, fiber reinforced composites), porous media, and emerging (elastodynamic) metamaterials. He introduced the novel concept of Multiscale Stochastic Finite Element Method (MSFEM), and the research of his group on MSFEM is currently making fast progress towards realization of a new computational tool for robustness design of engineering systems subject to uncertainty. Dr. Xu's work has resulted in several honors and recognitions including; the US Association for Computational Mechanics Young Investigator Travel Fellowship, Department of Energy Young Principal Investigator Award, and ASCE ExCEEd Fellow.

Acoustics Research and Application

Dr. Dimitri Donskoy's research interests include physical, structural, and underwater acoustics, acoustic diagnostics and nondestructive testing of biomedical and mechanical systems, noise control, technological and ecological applications of sound and vibrations, signal processing and development of advanced sensing technologies including sonars and radars. He is an author of more than 100 technical publications in the field. He is also holding 12 US and international patents. During his 30+ year research tenure, Dr. Donskoy has accumulated a great deal of experience in developing innovative techniques for remote sensing, detection, diagnostics, and characterization of various objects ranging from submarines and landmines to microscopic structural flaws and micro-organisms. He has been a principal investigator for numerous multi-disciplinary projects supported by US government agencies including the Army Research Office, U.S.Army SECOM, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, NavAir, NOAA, NASA and various industrial enterprises, just the name of few: Boeing, Shell, Ford, GRI, EPRI, and Electicite de France. Dr. Donskoy has received a number of honors and distinctions, including the prestigious USSR National Prize in 1987 for the work in nonlinear acoustics, Acoustical Society of America Fellow, 2006, and ONR distinguished fellowship, 2009.

Civil Engineering Focus, Interdisciplinary Opportunity

Student within the Civil Engineering program utilize the meeting of disciplines within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering to obtain a diverse preparation for complex challenges in the professional world. The Sustainable Engineering initiative allows graduate students throughout the engineering fields to bring their interests in sustainability to bear on environmental issues of green construction, sustainable urban development, and technology needs in the developing world.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at