2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Lyles School of Civil Engineering (Graduate)
Dr. Rao S. Govindaraju, School Head
The general requirement for admission to graduate study in civil engineering is satisfactory completion of a baccalaureate degree program at a college or university of recognized standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Candidates for admission must show promise of success as graduate students and have adequate preparation in their chosen areas of study. All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Minimum required scores in TOEFL are:
Master’s and Ph.D. Programs
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 PhD; 48 hours of coursework and 42 hours of research. Up to 30 credits from one master’s degree may be transferred to the PhD 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, Transportation Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Ecological Science and Engineering
Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:
Makarand HastakInez Hua
P. Suresh Rao
W. Jason Weiss
Maria Caterina Santagata
W. Travis Horton
Zhi (George) Zhou
V. James Meyers
C. Douglas Sutton
Boudewijn van Gelder