Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Master's and Ph.D. Programs

Program Description


  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering and Materials

The master of science and doctor of philosophy degree programs are designed to provide graduate students with both broad fundamental knowledge and up-to-date information on current and emerging technologies. Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Doctoral students and research-oriented master’s students (e.g., Plan A: thesis option) engage in research activities under the close supervision of their advisers, gradually learning to become independent researchers. Their projects are often supported by government and industry grants. Courses and research projects make significant use of the department’s extensive laboratory and computational facilities. Graduates find employment in industry, government, academia and research laboratories.

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering maintains laboratories related to studies in hydraulics, environmental engineering, engineering materials (including soils) and structural testing, as well as computational facilities. The Water Quality Center, the Transportation Research Center, and the Engineering Materials and Structural Testing Laboratory are associated with the department. 

Additional Information

Marquette offers several Engineering Master's and Ph.D. programs. Visit our Engineering page to learn more

Visit the department web page for more detailed program information.

Requirements and course work for our Civil Engineering program can be found on the Graduate School bulletin.

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Graduate Program Recruiter

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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admissions- August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admissions- December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)

These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:

  • Fall (August) Term: February 15
  • Spring (January) Term: November 15
  • Summer (May) Term: April 15

Application Requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

  • A completed online application form and fee.
  • Copies of all colleges/university transcripts except those from Marquette.*
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  • For doctoral and all international applicants: GRE scores  (General Test only).
  • The GRE is recommended for, and may be requested of, master’s applicants with undergraduate grade point averages less than 3.000 out of 4.000. (Required for doctoral and all international applicants)
  • For doctoral applicants only: a brief statement of purpose.
  • For doctoral applicants only: submission of any English-language publications authored by the applicant is optional, but strongly recommended; this includes any master’s thesis or essay that the applicant may have written.

*Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Trinity Fellows Program

Students interested in the Civil Engineering program may want to consider applying for the Trinity Fellows Program as well. Trinity Fellows is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/ work program while earning a master's degree. Those who have completed a full-time service program (minimum 10 months), and/or have worked for 2+ years in the nonprofit sector are eligible to apply. Details and instructions to apply are found on the Trinity Fellows website.