A number of factors are considered for admission to the Graduate program including undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, quality of undergraduate and/or graduate course work, work experience, recommendation letters, professional training, GRE scores and TOEFL scores where applicable.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be taken prior to admission. A GRE combined score of at least 301 (1100) Verbal & Quantitative is recommended. A minimum TOEFL score of 81 for the internet-based exam, 213 for the computer-based exam, or 550 for the paper-based test is required.
Students who do not have an undergraduate B.S. degree in civil engineering but who have adequate training in mathematics or science may be admitted for graduate study in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for those without a math or science background, certain undergraduate courses may need to be taken without graduate credit.
Prospective MS students must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with preparation appropriate to advanced study in the proposed major field. Conditional admission may be given to an undergraduate who is within six semester hours of having satisfied these requirements.
A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission. The grade point average is computed on the basis of undergraduate and graduate work if the student has less than 12 graduate hours, or on the basis of graduate work only, if the student has completed 12 or more graduate hours.
Admission to a doctoral program normally requires the completion of a Master's degree or equivalent, with a 3.20 minimum grade point average on completed graduate work. A Master's degree with thesis is desirable.