Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. | Portland State University | Portland, United States
736 USD/credit 37536 USD/full
736 USD/credit 37536 USD/full
509 USD/credit 25959 USD/full
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A Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Portland State University is your first step toward furthering your career as a professional engineer. Break the mold and improve the lives of others with an advanced degree and modern technical training in civil and environmental engineering.

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The Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Portland State University offer research specializations that lead to real-world impacts in structural, geotechnical, environmental and water resources, and transportation. Our flexible curriculum allows students to select courses outside the major to tailor a degree to their interests, and our robust research activities fund many graduate research and teaching assistants in support of our mission. Graduates may count their degree towards the professional experience requirements for licensure (typically up to 1-year credit).


Civil and environmental engineers are in high demand. Civil and environmental engineers plan, design, manage and construct all of the public and private infrastructure that is the foundation of our modern society, including multimodal streets and highways, public transportation systems, water, and wastewater distribution systems, energy systems, buildings, bridges, and dams.

With a graduate degree, you will be grounded with the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed. You will be prepared to enter the field with significant technical credentials that are highly valued by employers.

Most of our alumni are working for consulting engineering firms or governmental agencies. Our bachelor’s degree also prepares students for graduate engineering programs and many have pursued advanced degrees in our program as well as the University of Washington, University of California, Berkeley, and many others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Unit Operations of Environmental Engineering
  • Chemistry of Environmental Toxins
  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • In Situ Behavior & Testing of Soils
  • Vibration Analysis in Structural Engineering
  • Matrix & Computer Methods in Structural Analysis
  • Transportation & Logistics Modeling & Optimization
  • Transportation Operations

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51 SCH


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General requirements

  • Admission requirements for the PhD program include a M.S. degree in an engineering field, science, or closely related area.  All applicants must contact a CEE faculty member prior to submitting an application seeking a PhD advisor. For admission, a student must have a CEE faculty member agree to be his/her PhD advisor. Applicants must also meet PSU graduate admission requirements.

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  • International

    37536 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit
  • National

    37536 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit
  • In-State

    25959 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 509 USD per credit

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
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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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