Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fenn Hall 107
Lutful Khan, Chair
Walter Kocher, Graduate Program Director
Programs of Study
Structures and Foundations
The graduate program in civil engineering is designed to provide the student with knowledge of advanced methods for analysis and design or for research and development. The student must select one of the following graduate specializations: Structures/Foundations, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation or Environmental Engineering. Full-time or part-time study may be pursued.
Faculty Research and Publications
Areas in which students may conduct thesis or project research are reflected by the research interests and publications of the faculty. These areas include concrete and steel structures, structural mechanics and dynamics, experimental and theoretical stress analysis, elasticity, constitutive modeling, composite materials, stress-wave propagation, ultrasonics, nondestructive evaluation, finite elements, fracture mechanics, soil mechanics, foundations, water resources, hydraulics, transportation and highway engineering, and construction materials.
Current faculty information can be located on the Cleveland State University Faculty Profile page.
Graduate teaching and research assistantships and graduate tuition grants are available to qualified students on a competitive basis. Applicants who are seeking an assistantship or tuition grant should so indicate on the Application for Graduate Admission.
Graduates of the MS in Civil Engineering program work as project engineers for consulting firms; perform research in government laboratories; conduct analysis, design, and research in industry; and manage public works facilities. Recent graduates are working as a structural designer, a ceramics researcher, and a stress analyst. Job prospects for those with advanced degrees in civil engineering are excellent.
Accelerated Program in Civil Engineering
For more details, please refer to the Civil Engineering, with Specializations, Accelerated 4+1 BCE/MCE section of this catalog.
Admission to the graduate program in civil engineering is open to qualified students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or science. A minimum baccalaureate grade-point average of 2.75 typically is required. The applicant must have successfully completed those courses common to accredited undergraduate programs in engineering or engineering science, including the following: statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, one year of physics, and mathematics up to and including ordinary differential equations. Additional course work may be required to satisfy deficiencies in the student's undergraduate preparation.
The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:
- The undergraduate degree was awarded by a college or university outside of the United States, or by a Canadian institution not accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
- An unaccredited college or university awarded the undergraduate degree.
- The student's undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 2.75.
- The year of the baccalaureate degree precedes the date of application to the College of Graduate Studies by more than six years; however, in this case, the examination requirement may be waived, with program approval, if the applicant's undergraduate grade-point average is 3.0 or above.
If the GRE is required, the admission decision is based on the applicant's performance on the quantitative section of the GRE examination along with the undergraduate grade-point average. A minimum of the 50th percentile on the GRE quantitative is required, but this minimum score does not guarantee admission.
All non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency. Any individual who has earned a bachelor's degree (or higher) from a U.S. institution, where the primary language of instruction is English, is not required to take an English-language proficiency examination. International students who want to be considered for teaching assistantships are advised to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE).
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