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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D.

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University rank #501 (WUR) Flagstaff, AZ, United States
The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona University provides students with advanced training in core areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Infrastructure Resilience.  
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The Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northern Arizona University trains students to develop and solve high level, complex research problems under the umbrella of Infrastructure Resilience within a specific emphasis area of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Transportation, Water Resources, Structures, or Environmental. Students will learn the set of analytical, experimental and computational tools necessary to identify, elucidate, and propose and carry out solutions to problems within these emphasis areas focused on current topics related Integrated Infrastructure Systems, Smart Infrastructure Systems, Infrastructure Planning, Infrastructure Finance and Investment, Infrastructure Security, Infrastructure Management, and the impact of Infrastructure on the Environment. 

This program is designed for students with a strong preparation in the engineering sciences, including a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, with research interests aligned with those identified above, who have the desire to excel within the fields of Infrastructure and Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Research and development careers in industry, e.g., infrastructure technology, engineering consulting
  • Engineering and/or research positions in National Laboratories

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public Policy And Regulatory Issues In Civil And Environmental Engineering
  • Contemporary Developments
  • Statistical Methods
  • Experimental Design
  • Environmental Protection: Today And Tomorrow

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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).

General Requirements

  • A minimum of a B.S. degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  • GRE scores
  • Three references (submitted via a web interface)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24484 USD/year
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  • National

    24484 USD/year
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  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
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