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Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Is graduate study in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geodetic engineering the right choice for you?

  • Graduate study is an important decision that can change the trajectory of your career.

Are you looking for knowledge that allows you to dig deeper than you could while obtaining your Bachelor's degree?

  • Most of our students attend graduate school because they want to learn more about topics they studied as an undergraduate. In addition, 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.  

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.

Whether you are considering a Ph.D. or Master's degree, and whether you wish to specialize in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geodetic engineering, the Civil Engineering Graduate Program at The Ohio State University offers students an enriching intellectual environment enhanced by unique research experiences in state-of-the-art laboratory and experimental facilities. We offer a challenging environment designed to provide students with resources to pursue interests in various areas of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geodetic sciences. You will learn from faculty who are among the best in the nation and around the world.

Our graduate program leads to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, with specializations 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, and other dual M.S.