MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Clarkson offers an MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering. This program typically takes 18 - 24 months and includes thesis and non-thesis completion options.
PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Ph.D. program is 90 credit hours beyond the a Bachelors degree. Thirty nine credit hours are spent doing coursework while 6 credit hours are spent in seminar. The rest is a combination of thesis and other doctoral work.
Areas of Study
All graduate students use state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities as they focus their research on engineering problems and applied science topics that include
bridge monitoring and infrastructure health
- geopolymer/Portland cement free concrete
- strength of materials ranging from Antarctic ice to novel composite building materials
- indoor air quality
- bioenergy production and the associated life cycle environmental impacts
- fate of contaminants in air, water and soil systems
- air quality monitoring and modeling
- oil spill modeling and environmental impacts
- river and ocean ice dynamics
- hydrologic, river and coastal processes
- structural dynamics and control
- uncertainty qualification and validation of infrastructure computational models
- transportation infrastructure: characterization of materials and smart sensing systems
- Geotechnical reliability-based design and risk assessment.
Interdisciplinary research is facilitated through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science, Center for Advanced Materials Processing and Cold Regions Engineering Research Group.
MS Admission Requirements
A BS, BE or equivalent degree from an accredited program in civil and environmental engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental graduate committee. This may comprise an additional semester of study for which graduate credit cannot be granted.
No minimum grade point average is required for admission. However, a superior record of academic achievement is expected of all applicants.
Ph.D. Admissions Requirements
An MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission.
A complete application file consists of the following:
- application form
- resume and statement of purpose
- letters of recommendation — three letters required
- official transcripts
- test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
*GRE maybe waived for some applicants.
Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.