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Civil and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

Students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program can pursue research in four broad areas: environmental health, environmental and water resources engineering, geosystems engineering, and structural engineering and mechanics. Graduates of the doctoral program are well-positioned for careers in academia, industry, government and consulting.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S. program provides students with advanced level expertise in a civil and environmental engineering specialty, some technical breadth in a related specialty, and familiarity with engineering tools used by the profession. Those students who wish to pursue doctoral education and research or a career in engineering practice within the private or public sector can opt to complete thesis research work in addition to the yearlong course work required for a master's degree.

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Bioengineering (M.S.)

The Environmental Biotechnology track of the Bioengineering Master’s program investigates the development, control, and characterization of biological processes for water and wastewater treatment and environmental restoration.

Certificate Programs

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

A series of advanced certificate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering is offered, on a part-time or full-time basis, to qualified students seeking professional training. The certificate program for each student is individualized, so that many different focus areas in Civil and Environmental Engineering can be accommodated. This four-course graduate-level program will update your skills and broaden your knowledge in Civil and Environmental Engineering, through a "design your own specialty certificate" taught by Tufts' renowned faculty

  • Environmental Management

The Environmental Management Certificate program provides students with the tools and techniques they need to understand the complex issues of future environmental management. The program blends courses in fundamentals such as regulations and compliance issues, with leading edge concepts in life-cycle analysis, risk management, and remediation technologies. Students must complete five courses, including one course in each of three focus areas: environmental engineering and technology, environmental health, and policy. The two remaining courses can be selected from any of the focus areas.

Faculty

Kurt Pennell
Department Chair and Professor
P.E., Ph.D. , University of Florida
Groundwater Remediation Technologies, Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants, Neurotoxicity of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Engineered Nanomaterials
Linda Abriola
University Professor
Ph.D. , Princeton University
Groundwater Hydrology, Mathematical Modeling of Multiphase Flow and Reactive Transport in Porous Media
Laurie Gaskins Baise
Professor
Ph.D. , University of California at Berkeley
Geosystems Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Mapping
Jay Borkland
Research Associate Professor
M.A. , State University of New York at Buffalo
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Brian Brenner
Professor of the Practice
P.E., M.S. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Structural Engineering, Concrete Design, Bridge Analysis and Design, Structural Analysis/Design
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Natalie Cápiro
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Rice University
Environmental biotechnology and bioremediation applications, fate and transport of persistent organic groundwater contaminants
Steven Chapra
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Water Quality Modeling, Numerical Methods, Advanced Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering
Wayne Chudyk
Associate Professor
P.E., Ph.D. , University of Illinois, Urbana
Drinking Water Quality and Toxic Materials, Groundwater Monitoring
Luis Dorfmann
Professor
P.E., Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles
Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Mathematical Models of Material Behavior, Nonlinear Magneto- and Electromechanical Interactions, Biomechanics of Soft Materials, Rubber Elasticity and Inelasticity.
John Durant
Associate Professor
P.E., Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Engineering, Fate and Transport of Pollutants in Surface Water and Air
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John Germaine
Research Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geotechnical, Laboratory Testing, Automation, Soil Behavior, Physical Properties, Mechanical Properties
David M. Gute
Professor
Ph.D., M.P.H. , Yale University
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Safety
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Eric Hines
Professor of the Practice
P.E., Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Steel Design, Concrete Design, Structural Systems Design
Shafiqul Islam
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Water Diplomacy, Hydroclimatology, Hydroepidemiology, Remote Sensing, Climate Challenges
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Magaly Koch
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Boston University
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Daniel A. Kuchma
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Toronto
Design, Behavior, and Modeling of Concrete Structures
Daniele Lantagne
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., P.E. , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Water treatment, developing countries, emergencies, water quality
Stephen H. Levine
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Environmental, Ecological, and Economic Systems Modeling
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James Limbrunner
Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Hydrology, water resources systems, IWRM
Babak Moaveni
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, uncertainty quantification
Amy Pickering
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Andrew Ramsburg
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Georgia Institute of Technology
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation; Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Subsurface Environment
Masoud Sanayei
Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles
Structural Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges, Floor Vibrations for Human Comfort and Sensitive Equipment, Nondestructive Testing of Full-Scale Structures
Helen Suh
Professor
Sc.D. , Harvard University
Christopher Swan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Geotechnology, Geotechnical Engineering
Robert C. Viesca
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Applied mathematics and mechanics for geophysical and engineering problems
Richard M. Vogel
Professor
Ph.D. , Cornell University
Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Environmental Statistics

The minimum requirement for graduate study in civil and environmental engineering is a bachelor's degree. Admission into the department generally requires course credits in science (biology, chemistry, physics), mathematics (through differential equations), and engineering sciences (fluid mechanics, statics). Students admitted to the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program are expected to have also completed at least one semester of college-level probability and statistics. Students admitted for M.S. in Environmental Health should also possess a suitable background in the biological sciences. Please note that students lacking one or more of these undergraduate preparations may be admitted on the condition that they complete the necessary coursework during their first year. Credits resulting from the successful completion (i.e., a grade of B or better) of conditional coursework are required to obtain a degree but may not be used to satisfy graduate course requirements within the degree program.

Application deadlines (M.S., Ph.D.):

Spring: September 15
Fall: December 15
GRE General Test scores required.

Application deadlines (certificate):

Domestic applicants must apply by December 31 for Spring admission, and August 1 for Fall admission.

International applicants must apply by September 15 for Spring admission, and March 1 for Fall admission.

A Bachelor's degree is required to apply.
GRE General Test scores are not required.

For more information, visit the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director.
 
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