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 55 best engineering school,
U.S. News, 2022

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#4 Best Value College in the U.S. (#1 in Colorado), Payscale.com, 2021

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

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

Master’s Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*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.

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  • 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

 

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

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

Master’s Thesis

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science

PhD

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science