Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The work of civil and environmental engineers is all around us. It’s evident in the roads we travel on, the systems that bring us clean water, the methods for controlling pollution and cleaning up waste sites. The world needs these problem-solvers and global leaders who help make the world a better place to live. Mines’ Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program combines robust research in areas such as environmental and water engineering, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering with world-class faculty and one-of-a-kind industry partnerships to ensure graduates are prepared to be the leaders the world needs.

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No 1 civil engineering
graduate school,
U.S. News, 2018

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$66,955 average
starting salary
(master’s) 2018-19

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1st National Science Foundation Engineering Research Cntr for water in U.S.

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Requirements and Costs

Master’s (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores* prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline
  • All admitted graduate students must submit GRE scores* prior to receiving an admissions decision. Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for master’s non-thesis and certificate programs for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Thesis

  • 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (24 hrs.), seminar, and research (6 hrs.). Students must also write and orally defend a research thesis

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Non-Thesis

  • 30 total credit hours, consisting of coursework (27 hrs.) and either a three-credit-hour research-based Independent Study (CEEN599) or a designated design course (3 hrs.) and seminar

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • 72 total credit hours, consisting coursework (at least 24 hrs.), seminar, and research (at least 24 hrs.). Students must also successfully complete written and oral qualifying examinations, prepare and present a dissertation proposal, and write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Ph.D. students are also expected to submit the dissertation work for publication in scholarly journals

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 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

Gauen Alexander“The UTC-UTI is a fascinating and dynamic interdisciplinary research group that covers a broad array of scientific and engineering questions about underground infrastructure. Come in with an open mind, a desire to learn and a focus on answering practical questions that will have a real impact on existing transportation problems.”

Gauen Alexander
PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering

  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental remediation engineer
  • Water project manager
  • Environmental health and safety director
  • Green building engineer
  • Air pollution control engineer
  • American Waterworks Association
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Chevron, Newmont Mining
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair

 

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

Master’s (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

 

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