2017-2018 General Catalog 
    Mar 22, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D.

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110 Central Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Minimum Credit Hours: 32 credits

Admission Requirements

Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted on the on-line application. Paper copies will not be accepted.

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts - a minimum of a 3.00 or higher undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) - must be taken within the last 5 years
    • MS applicants - minimum combined score of 300 on quantitative and verbal sections.
    • PhD applicants - minimum quantitative score of 155 and minimum combined score of 300 on quantitative and verbal sections.
  • International students
    • 550 TOEFL
    • 6.5 IELTS

For more instructions on the application process please click here.


Graduation Requirements

Credit Limitations. Students may count no more than 6 credit hours of undergraduate or transfer work and 9 credit hours of non-matriculated graduate work toward any graduate degree without prior approval. Candidates for graduate degrees are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA with no grade below C accepted toward degrees. In addition, only one course (maximum of 4 credit hours) with a grade of C+ or C may be accepted for credit towards a graduate degree. For more detailed information, see the Graduate Information  section of this catalog.


Degree Requirements. A minimum of 18 credit hours of course work, beyond that for a masters degree, that is selected by the supervisory committee, is required. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 hours of 7000-level courses. The student must also complete 14 hours of dissertation research in addition to the coursework hours.

During the first year of graduate study, performance and background are evaluated in several ways including a preliminary examination, that may include a formal written and/or oral examination administered by the student’s supervisory committee. Some students may be required to take additional courses to correct deficiencies for which they do not receive graduate credit.

The course of study is planned with the assistance of the student’s advisor and approved by the student’s supervisory committee. On completion of course work, a qualifying examination must be passed before admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.

A final dissertation defense is also administered by the student’s supervisory committee. For general requirements, see Degree Requirements in the Graduate Study  section of this catalog.

Financial Assistance

Information about financial aid and scholarships is available from the Department’s website and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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