Civil Engineering


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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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:
  • 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 2025. Required score 105 or higher.
  • 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:
  • The GRE is preferred but not required. The GRE will be used to evaluate applicant skillsets for assistantship positions.
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
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:
    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 15 preapplication (phase 1)/September 15 full application (phase 2). Full applications must be COMPLETE before faculty will review them.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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