Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
Is graduate study in civil, environmental or geodetic engineering the right choice for you?
Graduate study, it is a big decision. It's not only a career decision, it's a life decision. Do you want to go to graduate school, and if so, where? Are you looking to improve your career mobility? The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is now in support of requiring a Master's degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for the Professional Engineer's license. Are you looking for broader or more specific knowledge than you received while achieving your Bachelor's degree? Many of our students attend graduate school because they want to learn more about civil and environmental engineering topics they studied as an undergraduate. Do you want to teach? Many states now require a Master's degree or equivalent to teach in any capacity, and a Ph.D. degree or equivalent is the only way to acquire a teaching position at a research-intensive institution of higher education. Are you simply looking for a larger paycheck? Americans with a graduate degree earn an average of 35% to 50% more than those having only a bachelor's degree. Each of these questions pose valid reasons why many of our graduate students enroll in our department.
Whether you are looking to pursue a terminal Ph.D. degree or a Master's degree, our department can help you achieve your goals. Our civil and environmental engineering graduate studies programs at The Ohio State University allow you to learn from faculty who are the best in Ohio, across the nation, and around the world. Our graduate programs lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of construction, structures, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering, and geoinformation and geodetic engineering. A dual M.S. degree is offered in Urban Transportation Planning in conjunction with the Department of City and Regional Planning in the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.
Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at Ohio State offers our students an enriching intellectual environment enhanced by unique research experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratory and experimental testing facilities. We offer a challenging environment designed to provide our students with resources to pursue your goals and interests in various areas of civil and environmental engineering and the geodetic sciences.
We look forward to helping you achieve your educational and professional goals. Download general application information here.
Graduate Studies Committee
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering