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The University of Alabama

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Environmental engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 14

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 (minimum combined score of 300)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

62
Applied
25
Accepted
12
Enrolled
40%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined score of 300)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in last hours of course work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined score of 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in last hours of course work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 1.49%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.49%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 1
Male (20)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Experimental structures, modeling of structures, bridge management systems, geotechnological engineering, environmental remediation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,819,199

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870205
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0205
United States
Contact Dr. W. Edward Back
Head/Professor
Email: eback@eng.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-6550
Fax: 205-348-0783

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