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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (SM/MBA)
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Information technology
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Oceanographic engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil and environmental systems
Civil Engineer (CE) Civil engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Environmental chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanographic engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Coastal engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Civil engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Environmental biology
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Environmental fluid mechanics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Chemical oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Construction engineering and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Information technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Structures and materials
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Environmental engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Biological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental fluid mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transportation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering and computation
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Structures and materials
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Civil and environmental systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil and environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Coastal engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering and computation
Master of Science (SM) Civil and environmental engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical oceanography
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Construction engineering and management
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Transportation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hydrology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Civil and environmental engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Civil and environmental engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Hydrology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 56
Doctoral Degrees 16
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

530
Applied
106
Accepted
77
Enrolled
20%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

192
Total Graduate Students
58%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 1.04%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 4.69%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 0
Male (29)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental chemistry, environmental fluid mechanics and coastal engineering, environmental microbiology, geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, hydrology and hydro climatology, infrastructure systems, mechanics of materials and structures, transportation systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
24,988,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 1-290
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Markus Buehler
Department Head
Phone: 617-253-7101

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