Civil Engineering


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Engineering (M.Engr.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all 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.);

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Dawn Miller
Phone: 515-294-8212
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ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: CCEE accepts applications on a rolling basis, however, first consideration for assistantship deadlines are as follows: Fall semester deadlines: December 15 preapplication (phase 1) /January 15 full application (phase 2). Spring semester deadlines: August 1 preapplication (phase 1)/September 1 full application (phase 2). Full applications must be COMPLETE before faculty will review them.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE will be will be required for Spring 2022 applications and beyond. GRE GUIDELINES Verbal = 146, Quantitative = 155 (Structures 160), A.W. = 3.0. The GRE requirement may be waived for an applicant who has a bachelor’s or higher degree from a United States ABET accredited institution.
CCEE utilizes a 2-phase ISU full application. Use the "apply now" button and find the degree seeking graduate application. Phase 1 is free of charge. You will answer background questions and upload unofficial transcripts and/or exam reports. Should your credentials meet admission guidelines, you will be asked to continue to phase 2, which will require additional questions and payment of the application fee.
Assistantship consideration must be identified on the application. MEng applicants are not considered for an assistantship. Generally, there are more applicants than there are open assistantship positions. Applicants are welcome to start graduate study without an assistantship.
Do not send application documents to the department.
Three letters of recommendation are required.
DuoLingo English test is accepted through Spring 2023. Required score 105 or higher.
The GRE can be taken at home, exceptions are China and Iran
CCEE does offer online options for General Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering w/Construction Engineering & Management specialization. For admission and program information, see the CCEE Online Website:

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 553
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 82
PTE 55
Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application