The Civil Engineering includes graduate programs in Infrastructure Design (with focus areas in Geotechnical, Structures, and Materials) and Infrastructure Systems (with focus areas in Construction and Transportation). Each focus area offers its own course of study leading to either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering.
Each focus area has a specific set of required specialty courses plus elective courses. These requirements are described below for the M.S. degree programs in Infrastructure Design and Infrastructure Systems; they should be viewed as minimum subject requirements for the Ph.D. degree, though the Ph.D. program is developed individually to suit the needs of each student, depending on his or her background and previous education. Each student will consult with his or her advisor to design a program of study that meets all program requirements, and provides sufficient depth in his or her area of interest.