Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Our PhD application deadline is December 15, and our master's application deadline is January 15.  Please see our graduate admissions page for more information.

The graduate programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Michigan provide students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in their chosen field.

Our department strives to be the leading educational and research institution addressing transformative advances in the understanding, design, and long-term protection of interconnected civil and environmental infrastructure systems and the natural environment. We are pioneering advances in innovative technologies that enhance the performance of the built infrastructure, minimize our impact on the natural environment, and manage complex issues at the intersection of built and natural systems. Graduate students in our department are involved with this work as members of research teams consisting of faculty and other graduate students. You can learn more about research in CEE on our research page.

CEE graduate programs rank among the top ten in the nation. Our environmental engineering graduate program is the 3rd best in the country and our civil engineering graduate program is 7th best, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings for graduate programs.

We have opportunities for several types of graduate degrees in eight major areas of specialization: Construction Engineering and Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Materials and Highway Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering, and Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. We offer a PhD in Civil Engineering, a PhD in Environmental Engineering, and three Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree programs in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Construction Engineering and Management. We also have two Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees in Structural Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management which are oriented toward professional practice, as well as some dual-degree options.

The online application for the PhD or MSE can be found here and the online application for the MEng can be found here.

Our department is part of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan which is located in the city of Ann Arbor, MI. There are many recreational and educational facilities both within the university and in the Ann Arbor area. More information about student life can be found on the Rackham Graduate School website or the College of Engineering website.

For more information about our department, please explore our website or email us at

Master's Advising Contacts

Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
Graduate Chair

Jim Wight
Master's Chair

Stacey Stites
Graduate Programs Assistant
2166 GG Brown Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 647-1082

Carol Menassa
Construction Engineering & Management (MSE & MEng)

Brian Ellis

Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Aline Cotel

Jeff Scruggs
Intelligent Systems

Neda Masoud

Will Hansen

Ann Jeffers

Jim Wight
Structures (MEng)


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