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Civil Engineering, Ph.D.

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University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAE) offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Civil Engineering.

About

The educational objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy program in Civil Engineering are to produce graduates whom:

  • Have advanced technical knowledge in at least one specialty area of civil engineering
  • Have advanced capability to apply advanced knowledge to engineering problems
  • Have made significant contributions in at least one specialty area of civil engineering
    • Structural Engineering and Structural Materials
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Resources Engineering
    • Integrated Building Systems
    • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems

    The specialty areas of study for the Ph.D. include:

    For students who already have an earned Master of Science (in either civil, architectural, or environmental engineering), 30 graduate-level credits are required beyond the M.S. degree. For students who do not have an M.S. (in civil, architectural, or environmental engineering), a minimum of 60 graduate-level credits are required beyond the B.S. degree. All students are required to engage in supervised research and defend a dissertation.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits

      30 - For a Ph.D. following an M.S. 60 - For a Ph.D. without prior M.S.

    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    The specialty areas of study for the Ph.D. include:

    • Structural Engineering and Structural Materials
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Resources Engineering
    • Integrated Building Systems
    • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
    • For more information, please visit the programme website.

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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    • Minimum required score:

      92

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    • Minimum required score:

      580

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

      This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

      Recommended Analytical Writing score:

      3.5

      The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
    • Complete the online application
    • Official Transcripts
    • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
    • Complete the School Report
    • Letter(s) or Recommendation
    • Conduct updates, if applicable
    • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
    • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
    • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2030 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of .
    • National

      2030 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of .
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    Living costs for Miami

    • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
      Living Costs

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