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Graduate Program Requirements

All graduate degrees in Civil Engineering require:

  • A minimum 3.00/4.00 cumulative graduate GPA in the student's approved course of study
  • No grade less than C (2.00) is acceptable in any course work used to satisfy any graduate requirement
  • Remedial course work for students who do not have appropriate course prerequisites.

M.S. Program Requirements

  • A student must complete a minimum of forty-five credit hours of approved graduate work
  • No more than six years can be taken to complete requirements for the masters degree
  • GRE required for applicants who did not graduate from an engineering program accredited by ABET, Inc.
  • Students select either thesis or non-thesis options. 
    • Thesis option degree requirements - Minimum of 33 quarter hours of graduate level courses plus 12 quarter hours of research/thesis.
    • Non-thesis degree option - Minimum of 40-42 credit hours of graduate level courses plus 3-5 credit hours of special investigation/project.  A written report on the special investigation/project, and an oral examination on graduate course work and the special investigation/project are required.

Ph.D. Program Requirements

  • GRE required
  • Passing a written qualifying examination
  • Minimum of 45 quarter hours of course work beyond the M.S. degree, plus  45 quarter hours of dissertation
  • Comprehensive examination required

Department of Civil Engineering
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
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Athens, OH 45701-2979
Tel: (740) 593-1465
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