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University of Washington

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seattle, WA

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Overview

University of Washington / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is located in Seattle, WA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Transportation engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Construction engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hydrology and hydrodynamics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Construction engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Structural engineering and mechanics
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Geotechnical engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Hydrology and hydrodynamics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Structural engineering and mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geotechnical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transportation engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 133
Doctoral Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
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
Qualifying, general and final exams; completion of degree within 10 years

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

756
Applied
449
Accepted
164
Enrolled
59%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

422
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.27%
Black or African American 1.9%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.47%
Asian 10.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.79%
Unknown 2.13%

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental engineering and geotechnical engineering; transportation engineering; structural engineering and mechanics; hydrology and hydrodynamics; construction, energy, and sustainable infrastructure
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
19,429,000

Location & Contact

Address Box 352700
Seattle, WA  98195-2700
United States
Contact Dr. Laura Lowes
Professor/Chair
Email: lowes@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-2563
Fax: 206-543-1543

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