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Program Overview


The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) develops the skillful conception, planning, design, construction and operation of facilities that enfold modern life, ranging from smart urban services to intelligent infrastructure to earth observing systems. World population growth and increased environmental concerns have spurred the need for civil, environmental and geodetic engineers. CEGE addresses these societal needs by preparing graduates to contribute to the improvement of infrastructure management and the protection of the environment.

Students can earn MS and PhD degrees in the following areas of specialization:

Additionally, a dual MS 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.


CEGE faculty are global leaders in professional and academic circles, and are dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders. Our faculty includes 26 tenure track members, 12 associated faculty members, 2 research professors and 4 professors of practice. Thirteen of these faculty members are women. CEGE faculty hold an array of professional recognitions that demonstrate their diverse, scholarly accomplishments


CEGE students participate in cutting-edge learning experiences through our campus living labs and conduct research in state-of-the-art centers and labs.