Priority Admission Application Deadlines: https://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 78 post-bachelor’s, 48 post-master’s
CIP Code: 14.0801
Dept. Code: EGX
Major/College Codes: ECE EN
Engineering for International Development (EFD)
Environmental Engineering (EVE)
Water Resources (WRS)
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact Information: https://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Ph.D. degree is awarded in recognition of demonstrated scholarly competence and ability to conduct and report original and significant research in Civil Engineering.
The field of Civil Engineering has long been known for its breadth and ability to adapt to the new technological needs of society. The traditional areas of public works, such as highways, bridges, water supply, building design, and wastewater treatment, remain very important. In addition, the modern area of managing the environment, including sustainable development, has been included in the Civil Engineering domain. Graduates of the major are prepared for careers in academia, with public agencies, or with private industry, including firms involved in planning, design, research and development, or regulation.
Ph.D. students may work in any of the areas of Civil Engineering, including Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Structures Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Planning, and Water Resources Engineering.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers allows for successful completion of a graduate studies leading to Ph.D, degree in engineering to provide credit toward two year of engineering experience.
Major Research Areas:
Civil Engineering, including Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Materials Engineering and Science, Structures Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Planning, and Water Resources Engineering.
The department has a high bay structures laboratory, which includes an MTS 250 kip testing machine. There are also well-equipped environmental, soils, pavement and hydraulics laboratories. These laboratories include equipment for water and air quality analysis, bench and pilot scale reactor studies, field instrumentation for environmental and water resources studies, constant rate of stress consolidometer, triaxial units, and Superpave testing equipment.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.