Civil and Environmental Engineering Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Courses Units
Departmental courses 8
Elective courses (approved by the Department) 4
Program related seminar series (3 quarters) 0
Total required units: 12

Other MS Degree Requirements

Additional course requirement information available on the Department website.


Programs of study for the PhD include MS requirements plus advanced engineering courses with coursework as needed in mathematics, operations research, chemistry, biology, geology, physics, materials science, economics, geography, sociology, and political science. (See department guide.)

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: Comprehensive qualifying examination required for admission to candidacy in all specialty areas. Other examinations may also be required, depending on specialty area.
  • Research/Projects: toward dissertation
  • PhD Dissertation: based on original, independent research
  • Final Evaluations: oral defense of dissertation