Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program


Programs are offered leading to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree, the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy Civil Engineering degree. The department also participates in university programs leading to the M.S. in Engineering and the Ph.D. in Engineering Science. At the Master's level, specific programs are available within each area.

Generally, the M.S. thesis program requires one and a half to two years to complete. A professional M.S. non-thesis degree is also available which emphasizes an extended amount of course work and a final project. This professional degree can typically be completed in a 12-month-period.

The doctorate program is individually tailored to each student's need and interest. Normally, a Master's degree in engineering is required for entrance to the Ph.D. program.

The department encourages applications from students with civil or other engineering backgrounds as well as from students with backgrounds in the physical, chemical, or biological sciences. In the latter case, certain math and engineering deficiencies must be satisfied for proper progress through the program. Admission to Washington State University is granted without regard to age, sex, race, religion, color, creed, handicap, national or ethnic origin, or marital status.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester - Priority Application Deadline: January 10 Classes begin mid-August
Spring Semester - Priority Application Deadline: July 1 Classes begin mid-January



Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships from the department and the university. Loans are also available through the university financial aid office. At the graduate level, support is available in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships. These can include resident and non-resident fee waivers. Also available are special $5000 per year fellowships which are awarded in addition to the normal assistantships to highly qualified PhD. students.

More information concerning admission can be obtained by writing to:
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
405 Spokane St., Sloan Hall 101
P.O. Box 692910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910

Or Contact CEE Graduate Coordinator: Dena Spencer-Curtis,, (509) 335-4547

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