Graduate Programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program Information
   Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Degrees Offered
  Civil & Environmental
M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  35
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  157
   Average GRE Verbal  153
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.61
   Percent applicants accepted  68%

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) graduate program enables you to combine geotechnical and/or structural engineering with the multidisciplinary engineering systems approach. The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are highly flexible — offering courses from a rich cadre of technical disciplines across campus in addition to the specialized civil engineering courses. The program addresses the real-world problems of advanced engineering and technology. Research in conjunction with course offerings prepares you to become a leader in industry, academia and government.

Competitive financial support packages (including stipend, health insurance and full tuition) are available to qualified candidates in the form of research assistantships (RAs), fellowships, and teaching assistantships (TAs). Applicants seeking financial support should indicate so within the online application. In addition to applying, applicants interested in support should contact the faculty members whose research interests parallel their own. Though not mandatory, applicants are encouraged to submit the application by the deadline to insure priority consideration for fall semester financial support.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering (thesis and non-thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil & Environmental Engineering


The problems facing civil, geotechnical and structural engineers are increasingly complex, interdisciplinary, and require systems-level thinking. To this end, the research projects pursued by civil engineering systems faculty and students involve sensing, computation, signal and data processing. These projects require team collaboration with experts in electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering as well as geology, geophysics, mathematics, and computer science. Our current research areas include the following:

  • Computational and analytical geomechanics
  • Disaster assessment and mitigation
  • Construction monitoring
  • Coupled flows and unsaturated soil behavior
  • Geo-construction sensing and automation
  • Intelligent geo-systems
  • High strength and self-consolidating concrete
  • Vibration control and structural dynamics
  • Advanced data processing and analysis for sensory systems
  • Nondestructive evaluation and health monitoring
  • Probabilistic geotechnics


Tim VanHaverbeke, Civil & Environmental Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3467


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