Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

Total Graduate Faculty in Program:
Graduate Students in Program:
Students Receiving Assistantships:
Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 540 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 75 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 6.5 IELTS Minimum score

Additional Degree Program Admission Requirements

  • GRE No

Degree Description:

Students may be accepted into the graduate program with undergraduate degrees in other than Civil Engineering (e.g., related areas such as mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, etc.). These students, however, may need to complete additional courses to cover deficiencies. Courses taken to satisfy deficiencies cannot be included in the program of study. Each student, in consultation with his/her graduate committee, will develop a program of study. This plan outlines what courses will be required for completion of the degree. To develop a program of study, students may choose from a variety of graduate and selected undergraduate courses offered in the area of emphasis. In addition, courses may be selected from a number of related courses in other programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as in other departments of the University. The doctorate program is individually tailored to each student’s need and interest.

Admission Requirements:

Application, statement of purpose, 3 letters of references, and college transcripts;

Student Opportunities:

Opportunities for National Lab internships, federal agency policy analysis internship, or an opportunity to do development work exist on a case-by-case basis.

Career Opportunities:

Faculty positions, Consulting positions, National Research Lab appointments

Career Placements:

Muliple faculty positions in the US and overseas.
Research Lab assignments
Consultants in premier Civil Engineering firms in the US and overseas.

Contact Information: