University of New Hampshire

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Civil Engineering


105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, M.S. - Civil Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the master's degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. degree in CIE with the following areas of specialization: structural, materials, geotechnical, water resources, and environmental engineering. Interested applicants are encouraged to write to the graduate program coordinator for specific information on current research in the department. Our graduate program currently enrolls dozens of active students working under the supervision of fourteen professors and most of our graduate students are involved in funded research. We fund nearly all our graduate students with teaching and research assistantships and provide excellent opportunities for hands-on research in the laboratory and in the field. For example, our graduate students have instrumented bridges, gone to Alaska to test new drilling techniques for groundwater monitoring, designed and built steel frames, and travel throughout New England sampling local water supplies to test for radon in drinking water.


UNH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows: TOEFL (Paper Based): 550 TOEFL (Computer Based): 213 TOEFL (Internet Based): 80 TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication) IELTS* (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is NOT an accepted TOEFL score by UNH Graduate School

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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