Civil Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 210 / Year(s) Foreign:$ 445 / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3025 Duration:48 months

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The PhD in Civil Engineering program is designed to provide breadth and depth within the Civil Engineering main sub-disciplines including Structural, Environmental, Transportation, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, and Water Resources Engineering.

The department's graduate faculty members conduct research in the fields of bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, traffic operations and safety, transportation infrastructure, breaking waves and river hydraulics, fate and transport of contaminants, water/wastewater treatment processes and biological filtration, and soil stability and deep foundations.


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty perform research in many different areas of Civil Engineering expertise including Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics.


* Letters of recommendation
* Resume
* Goal Statement
* Curriculum Vitae
* Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80



South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:
* Dedicated faculty and staff
* Quality new facilities
* Excellent student leadership
* Shared governance
* Partnerships with local community
* Robust and Integrated assessment program
* Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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