Civil Engineering, ME, MS, Ph.D, and Advanced Certificates

Fall Admissions Deadline: May 1st
Fall PhD Financial Aid priority: February 1st
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 15th

The Department of Civil Engineering is committed to the rigorous training of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to become future leaders in NYC’s agencies, firms and professional organizations. There is no field in which an inclusive workforce is more critical than in civil engineering – a profession that relies on both the professional training and personal life experience of its practitioners and on communications with a broad community of users to plan, design, build, operate, and maintain infrastructure systems that ensure quality of life for all populations. Our doctoral students have exciting opportunities to develop tomorrow's better performing and more environmentally integrated and resilient infrastructure.  

Application Process   Apply Today


We shape tomorrow's built environment: only here at ccny

CUNY CREST is a collaborative platform for faculty and scientists from various CUNY campuses

Our faculty have been chief editors of the journals Bridge Engineering , Computers & Geosciences, and Earth Perspectives

Environmental Engineering group has worked with NYC agencies for over 30 years to better manage and reuse waste

Our researchers maintain sensor networks for climate and infrastructure monitoring from NYC to Maine to Haiti

Previous Next

Student Info

Most of our students come from a civil engineering background and our student body is highly international. Our graduates have been successful in engineering and financial firms, utilities, national, state, and local government agencies, and academia. Students do research with the faculty of the department, and many have formal jobs while studying in the program. After graduation, many find employment in New York City.

Faculty Info

In addition to educating future generations of engineers, our faculty have worked and continue to work closely with city, state, and federal agencies to address the region’s pressing infrastructure challenges. Our faculty lead the college in outside funding brought in, averaging over $10 million per year, and head several major research centers.

Curricular Innovation, Civil Engineering

Curricular Innovation

We offer 3 specialization areas in graduate level: Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Students spend the first year primarily taking advanced courses and then move more exclusively into research and development for their thesis work.

Admissions Facts

Civil Engineering - MS, ME, and Advanced Certificates

Total Credits: 30

GRE Required: No

Minimum Language Test Scores: 533 (TOEFL PBT), 73 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 49 (PTE) or 95 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.E., Advanced Certificate

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

Program Advisor:

Environmental - Prof. Hansong Tang                        

Structures -       Prof. Feng-Bao Lin                         

Transportation - Prof. Camille Kamga

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Civil Engineering - Ph.D.

Total Credits: 60

GRE Required: Recommended, but not required

Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT), 79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE), 100 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: Ph.D.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official GRE score report from ETS

Program Advisor: Prof.Nir Krakauer                     

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

Ready to take the next step?

Admissions Facts   Apply Today

Last Updated: 12/14/2023 15:20