Civil Engineering


Program Information:

Program Statement:
    At ISU we are dedicated to your success as a graduate student. As a first step, we have collected information on application requirements as well as links where you can find further information. We encourage you to explore the links.
Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Online Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Online Master of Science (M.S.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on ISU transcripts after graduation)
  • Civil Engineering Materials (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Construction Engineering and Management (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Environmental Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Structural Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Transportation Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.)
Program Handbook(s):
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the doctorate: 4.0 years (Methods)
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 1.8 years (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: Dawn Miller
Phone: 515-294-8212
E-mail Address:

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements: International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 553
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 82
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 55
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    First consideration for assistantship: Dec.15 for the following Fall (August) start. August 1 for following Spring (January) start. Only complete applications will be considered (see required docs above). Applications for Master of Engineering or any self-funded or sponsored applicants for MS or PHD are considered on a rolling basis.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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