Build a Stronger, Safer, More Sustainable Society
Across the U.S., there is unprecedented demand for qualified engineers who design and create the infrastructure we depend on. At the same time, the need to reduce our impact on the environment has reached a critical point. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepares future leaders who pioneer solutions for a stronger, safer, and more sustainable built environment. If you’re ready to advance your career and become an engineering expert, a graduate degree in civil & environmental engineering is your next step. Students can specialize in one of five emphasis areas, including environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, or water resources engineering.
Master of Science (MS) in Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Plan A: Coursework plus thesis. Designed for students considering a PhD or career path that requires research experience.
- Plan B: Coursework plus research report. Prepares students to become engineering experts with a strong foundation in evidence-based design.
Master of Engineering (ME) in Civil & Environmental Engineering
No thesis required. Designed to improve your technical knowledge with an emphasis on professional practice. Can be completed in two semesters of intensive study.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil & Environmental Engineering
The PhD is a research-intensive program for students pursuing advanced leadership roles or who plan to teach engineering at 4-year colleges and universities. A master’s degree is required for admission to the doctoral program.
- –Environmental Engineering
- –Geotechnical Engineering
- –Structural Engineering
- –Transportation Engineering
- –Water Resources Engineering
Meet Your Future Mentor
At USU we pride ourselves in quality teaching and mentorship. Our faculty create rich learning experiences in the lab and field, providing students the real-world preparation necessary for a successful career. Beyond the classroom, students can take advantage of the many partnerships our professors have with industry and government organizations that recruit USU engineering graduates.
Environmental Quality Lab
Hydraulics Modeling Lab
Utah Transportation Center
Utah Water Research Lab
Ready to Apply?
- –Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- –Minimum 3.0 GPA
- –TOEFL or IELTS score
- –Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Required
- –Official Transcripts
- –Three Letters of Recommendation
Before applying to the USU School of Graduate Studies, contact Marlo Bailey to explore current funding and enrollment opportunities.