Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a student with UB's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering! We’re ready to make your application process as easy as possible. 

Questions? If you have reviewed the admissions information below and still have questions related to CSEE graduate admissions, please contact us at cseegrad@buffalo.edu

Admissions Overview

Graduate Programs

Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering
This is a two-year, research-oriented program of advanced study for students wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding within a specialized discipline. Students are prepared either for careers in engineering practice or for further study.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering
This is a program of specialized education and research culminating in a dissertation that represents an original contribution to the field. Doctoral students are prepared for positions of responsibility in academia, research and development, or advanced engineering practice.

Recommended Deadlines

Fall Semester - JANUARY 15 for studies beginning the fall of that same year. You must have all application materials including supporting documents in by this date to be considered for financial aid. The application will remain open until May 31 of the same year, but for best consideration students should have their materials submitted by January 15.

Spring Semester - SEPTEMBER 15 for studies beginning the spring of the following year. Our department will accept spring applications on an exceptional basis. Typically we do not offer financial aid during the spring term. The application will remain open until November 15 of the same year, but for best consideration students should have their materials submitted by September 15.

Requirements

MS Applicants

  • 3.0 GPA based on 4.0 scale in undergraduate coursework
  • GREs required for all applicants except for UB undergraduates who are not requesting financial aid consideration

PhD Applicants

  • 3.4 GPA based on 4.0 scale
    (Students may apply to the PhD program directly after receiving a Bachelor’s degree.)
  • GRE Scores Required: It is university policy that all PhD applicants provide GRE scores.