Dr. Rao S. Govindaraju, School Head
Master’s and Ph.D. Programs
The Purdue Burke Civil Engineering Graduate Program has nearly 400 students working toward either a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. The Master’s degree program is designed to be flexible so that students can work with faculty members to develop a plan of study tailored to their professional goals. It also allows them to acquire the specialized skills that are increasingly necessary for professional practice (ASCE Policy Statement 465). The Ph.D. degree provides an opportunity for more in-depth study necessary for students who want to pursue research and academic careers.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master’s degrees are offered with both a thesis option and a non-thesis option. Twenty-one course credit hours plus an acceptable thesis (of at least nine research hours) are required for a thesis option master’s degree. Thirty course credit hours are required for a non-thesis option degree.
Doctor of Philosophy Program.
A minimum of 90 credit hours are required for the Ph.D.; 48 hours of coursework and 42 hours of research. Up to 30 credits from one master’s degree may be transferred to the Ph.D. plan of study. An acceptable dissertation is required of all candidates.
Concentrations (Areas of Study):
Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, and Hydrologic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Ecological Science and Engineering, Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Professional Masters (Civil Engineering - Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Management)
Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:
P. Suresh Rao
W. Travis Horton
Maria Caterina Santagata
Zhi (George) Zhou
V. James Meyers
C. Douglas Sutton
Boudewijn van Gelder