Application for admission should designate the desire to study in the civil engineering department in a specific focus area. These areas include:
Application materials should be sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies. Applicants are expected to hold a baccalaureate in an appropriate field from an accredited college or university. Regular admission requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Normally that degree is a BS in engineering in the intended area of graduate study. Students who wish to change from one field to another will normally have to complete some prerequisite work beyond the minimum requirements for a master's degree.
Applicants with baccalaureate degrees from a relevant non-engineering science will generally have to complete some more extensive prerequisite work at the undergraduate level to prepare them for the graduate study in their chosen field of engineering. Depending on the student's background in math and other relevant areas of science, such students may be admitted as a graduate student or as an undergraduate with degree (UWD) to complete this work. When the prerequisite work is extensive, the student may be required to complete a baccalaureate degree in the chosen field before being admitted to the graduate program. Because the math requirements in engineering technology programs are generally significantly different from those required for a bachelor's degree in engineering, applicants with baccalaureate degrees in engineering technology are generally required to complete the B.S. degree in their chosen field before they are admitted into the graduate program. Exception to this policy require a recommendation from the department and approval by the college's graduate committee.
An applicant is considered for admission to the College of Graduate Studies on the basis of several general criteria as well as the minimum specific requirements listed below.