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Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

Carnegie Mellon University / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Environmental engineering
Master of Science (MS) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental management and science
Master of Science (MS) Civil and environmental engineering
Master of Science (MS) Computational mechanics
Master of Science (MS) Advanced infrastructure systems technology development and application
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering
Master of Science (MS) Water quality engineering and science
Master of Science (MS) IT-based sustainable global infrastructure and construction management
Master of Science (MS) Sustainability and green design
Master of Science (MS) Advanced infrastructure systems
Master of Science (MS) Computational modeling and monitoring for resilient structural and material systems
Master of Science (MS) Environmental management and science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil and environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil and environmental engineering/engineering and public policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Advanced infrastructure systems
Master of Science (MS) Air quality engineering and science
Master of Science (MS) Energy infrastructure systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational mechanics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 112
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Two-part qualifying exam, public defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

630
Applied
405
Accepted
114
Enrolled
64%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in engineering, science or mathematics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS or MS in engineering, science or mathematics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

264
Total Graduate Students
78%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.89%
Black or African American 2.27%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (58%)
Female (41%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 12
Male (27)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advanced infrastructure systems; environmental engineering, sustainability, and science; mechanics, materials, and computing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,350,000

Location & Contact

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue, Porter Hall 119
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
United States
Contact Dr. David A. Dzombak
Professor and Department Head
Email: dzombak@cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-2941
Fax: 412-268-7813

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