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): 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.);

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Kathy Petersen, Graduate Secretary
Phone: 515-294-4975
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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 February 2, 2019 (updated date) for the fall 2019 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 special deadline to be considered for a financial assistantship.
- Our department accepts applications year-round on a rolling-basis.
- No application materials are required to be mailed to the Department.
- Three letters of reconnendation are required.
- 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