The Department of Civil Engineering has several laboratories which can be used to perform a wide variety of graduate research projects. These include laboratories in the areas of environmental engineering, hydraulic engineering, materials testing, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering.
The department also has the Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (CISL) which includes a full-scale Accelerated Pavement Testing facility. In addition, the department has modern computing facilities including a number of personal computers and workstations.
K-State CE's Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 90 hours including at least 30 hours of research credit. Fifteen hours of coursework should be at the 800-level or above. Appropriate coursework from the Master's degree can be transferred to the Ph.D. program of study with the approval of the supervisory committee.
A written preliminary exam must be taken by Ph.D. students. The preliminary exam must be completed within three years and at least 7 months before the final oral exam. A dissertation must be completed by all doctoral students. The final examination may be taken when the student has completed all requirements of the Program of Study as well as satisfied all other program requirements.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
The general requirements for admission to the Civil Engineering graduate program include the receipt of a bachelor of science degree from an accredited civil engineering department and evidence that the applicant has the ability to do satisfactory graduate work. However, students not possessing a degree in civil engineering may be admitted if their undergraduate work is closely related to a specific discipline within the civil engineering program and they complete a core program of undergraduate civil engineering course work.
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.