Graduate Program Overview


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UVa offers several options for advanced study. An advanced degree can enhance employment options in industry, government, or academia.  We offer four types of degrees:

About the Degrees

The ME degree is a coursework-based degree without thesis. It is intended for individuals who seek to deepen their training in Civil and Environmental Engineering in preparation for a career in Civil Engineering or other closely related fields. Students may elect to pursue the ME degree on-Grounds in Charlottesville or remotely via the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP).

The MS and PhD degrees comprise both coursework and research, as means to deepen a student’s understanding of a sub-specialty within our field. Each of these degrees culminates in a unique contribution to the body of knowledge within Civil or Environmental Engineering.

Graduate Admissions

We seek motivated students from diverse backgrounds who are eager to partner with us in education and discovery. Information about academic eligibility and the admissions process are available from the SEAS Graduate Admission page. All applications are submitted online. Our application deadlines are: January 15 to start in a fall semester, or December 1 to start in a spring semester.

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Inquiries and Additional Information

Applicants can contact the CEE Graduate Program Coordinator with questions about admissions or the curricula:

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at