60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics program from University of Arizona is designed to prepare a professional engineer for senior responsibility in industry, research, or teaching.

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Key Features

Our research expertise covers the spectrum of civil engineering disciplines, leading the field in dynamic traffic simulation, sediment transport, design and health monitoring of structures, FRP materials, and infrastructure resilience. Funding comes from national, state and local agencies, public foundations, and private companies.  

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to devise and execute a program of study and research, which makes a fundamentally new contribution to the chosen field. The most important aspect of the doctoral program is the dissertation, which is the evidence of this fundamental contribution. The student of the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics program from University of Arizona should be prepared for a very demanding period of study beyond the master’s degree.

A minor field may be selected from architecture, chemistry, environmental engineering, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, mining engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, or systems engineering, or from within the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Still other fields are available as minors with the approval of the head of the department. 

At the option of the department, a Master of Science degree may be awarded to candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree who have passed the comprehensive examination, provided they write a thesis or engineering report. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control
  • Construction Cost Estimating 
  • Construction Equipment and Methods 
  • Finite Element Method 
  • Elasticity Theory and Application 
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials - Special Topics 
  • Wave Propagation in Solids 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
151 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from ALL universities/colleges attended  Please do not send transcripts until you have been recommended
  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • GRE Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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