Civil Engineering


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Ph.D. Offered: Yes

Master's 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): Transportation Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Structural Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Geotechnical Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Environmental Engineering (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Construction Engineering and Management (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Civil Engineering Materials (M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.); Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering (Ph.D., M.S., M.Engr.);

Ph.D. Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Kathy Petersen, Graduate Secretary
Phone: 515-294-4975
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Our department accepts graduate student applications throughout the year. International applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority date of January 15 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester because it may take up to 3 months for an admission decision after application materials have arrived.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

- Our GRE GUIDELINES are Verbal - 146, Quantitative - 155, A.W. - 3.0. The GRE requirement can be waived if your undergraduate or graduate degree is from an U.S. ABET accredited institution.
- We have no deadline to be considered for a financial assistantship.
- No application materials are required to be mailed to the Department.
- Submit your online application early!

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 553
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 82
PTE 55

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application