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

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Contact: Dawn Miller
Phone: 515-294-8212
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Application Deadlines: January 15th is the deadline for first priority consideration for Fall semester. August 15th is the first priority consideration for Spring semester. Applications must be COMPLETE before faculty will review them. Applications submitted outside of these deadlines are reviewed on a continual basis, however, they may or may not be considered for the term in which an applicant prefers.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE will be OPTIONAL for Spring and Fall 2021 applications. 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.
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 applicants than there are open assistantship positions. 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).
Do not send application documents to the department.
Three letters of recommendation are required for the admissions application.
DuoLingo English Exam is accepted if TOEFL cannot be completed. Required score 105 or higher.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 553
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 82
PTE 55
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application