Civil and Environmental Engineering
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
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: January 15
GRE General Test scores required.
Application deadlines (certificate):
Domestic applicants must apply by December 31 for Spring admission, and August 31 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.