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Civil Engineering

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Graduate Study in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 16 full-time faculty members, about 250 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. At the graduate level, the department offers programs of study in all areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering leading to the degree of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy.

The undergraduate program is among the 25 largest in the United States and is the largest in New York State. The department's doctoral program is nationally recognized and ranks in the top half of doctoral programs in the country. Research and graduate education in the department concentrates on:
  • Cold Regions Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Interdisciplinary research is facilitated by the Center for the Environment, the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and the Cold Regions Engineering Research Group.

Graduate Information
The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Current research emphasis is in environmental engineering, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering.

Admission to graduate study will be granted to qualified applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering or who have equivalent qualifications. Outstanding students who have a baccalaureate degree in other fields of engineering or science will also be considered for admission.

The doctoral program for a student will include courses outside of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department as governed by the regulations of the Graduate School.