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The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering offers a premier graduate program with degrees leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS). In 2013, the U.S. News and World Report ranked CSEE’s graduate program as 24th in the nation. We are a dynamic department, with a very strong national and international reputation for excellence. We are ready to help you reach your potential as a scholar and contributor to the development of your chosen specialty. Learn more


Whether you wish to choose a career in academia or industry, the educational experience garnered at CSEE will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and technical skills to chart your path of discovery and creativity that will make a difference in the built environment and/or the stewardship of the environment.

The department offers two master of science (MS) degrees, one in civil engineering and one in engineering science. The engineering science track is designed for students with strong natural science and mathematics backgrounds, who want to pursue careers in environmental science.
The PhD in Civil Engineering degree provides an opportunity for students to pursue a program of research in a specialized area and to develop a dissertation that embodies the results of original research and gives evidence of high scholarship.

Descriptions of graduate courses offered through the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.


CSEE graduate students must abide by the policies set forth by the department, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the University at Buffalo (UB).


CSEE awards research and teaching assistantships on a competitive basis to MS and PhD students with outstanding qualifications. Additional scholarships and fellowships also provide support to graduate students.


Admissions deadlines, requirements and frequently asked questions for graduate programs.