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
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply 6-9 months in advance of any given semester.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE GUIDELINES Verbal = 146, Quantitative = 155 (Structures 160), A.W. = 3.0. The GRE requirement may be waived if your undergraduate or graduate degree is from an U.S. ABET accredited institution.
Complete the no-fee CCEE preapplication for an initial review of your credentials. Click on "apply now" to go to the preapp. In the preapp drop down list, click Civil Engineering. Should your preapp info meet admission requirements you will be instructed to complete a full admissions application (that app does have a fee).
Assistantship consideration must be identified on the application. MEng applicants are not considered for an assistantship. Generally, there are more MS applicants than there are open assistantship positions. Some MS applicants may be expected to start graduate study without an assistantship, with the possibility of attaining an open position after admission (a position is not guaranteed). PhD students will not be admitted without an assistantship or other type of support.
Do not send application documents to the department.
Three letters of recommendation are required for the admissions application.

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