Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. | Colorado School of Mines | Golden, United States
39618 USD/year
39618 USD/year
17676 USD/year
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The Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines combines robust research in areas such as environmental and water engineering, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering with world-class faculty and one-of-a-kind industry partnerships. 

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The work of civil and environmental engineers is all around us. It’s evident in the roads we travel on, the systems that bring us clean water, the methods for controlling pollution and cleaning up waste sites. The world needs these problem-solvers and global leaders who help make the world a better place to live and this will be possible with the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines

Career Types

  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental remediation engineer
  • Water project manager
  • Environmental health and safety director
  • Green building engineer
  • Air pollution control engineer

Programme Structure

  • The student’s Graduate Faculty Advisor, in conjunction with the Graduate Thesis Committee, administers the PhD Proposal defense. 
  • The purpose of the thesis proposal is to describe the student’s research in sufficient detail to enable evaluation of its merit and viability. In general, the written proposal will describe the purpose and scope of work, anticipated results, literature review, preliminary findings, proposed research approach and methodologies, along with a schedule. 
  • No later than two weeks following submission of the thesis proposal to the Committee, the student and Committee will meet for an oral presentation, during which the student will be questioned about matters immediately relevant to the thesis proposal. 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).

Tuition Fee

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    39618 USD/year
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  • National

    39618 USD/year
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  • In-State

    17676 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17676 USD per year

Living costs for Golden

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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