The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Civil Engineering. We have four technical areas: Environmental Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.
Incoming students are encouraged to apply for Departmental Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant positions, which offer full tuition and support to qualified students. In addition, research funds are used to provide assistantships that support the thesis research of graduate students.
A fellowship providing partial support may also be available for students enrolled in the BS/MS program dependent on enrollment and available funds.
As an MS student, you may select a Thesis-focused Track, which requires completion of an approved master’s research thesis, a Project-focused Track, which requires completion of coursework, an independent project, and a passing grade on a comprehensive exam (to be arranged by the student and his/her advisor), or a Course-focused Track, which requires completion of coursework and a passing grade on a comprehensive exam (to be arranged by you and your advisor).
Doctoral dissertations in all programs must be original contributions to the existing body of knowledge in engineering and science.
Academic requirements for graduate degrees in engineering are specified by the Case School of Engineering and the CWRU School of Graduate Studies. Additional information may be found in the Case General Bulletin.
All prospective students interested in graduate studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering should submit applications to the CWRU School of Graduate Studies.