► Graduate School Rules apply to this program
The PhD degree in civil engineering is offered through a coordinated program with University of Colorado Boulder.
Specialty Areas for Degrees:
- Environmental and Sustainability Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Civil Engineering Systems
Note: The multidisciplinary engineering and applied science PhD is also offered through the Department of Civil Engineering.
What is civil engineering systems?
The doctoral program in civil engineering systems has different rules than the five other traditional doctoral tracks in order to facilitate more interdisciplinary research. This doctoral track can be the degree that would follow a master’s of engineering.
Additional Doctoral Admissions Requirements
In addition to the admissions requirements listed for master’s students, doctoral applicants need to have the support of a faculty advisor before they are admitted. Once doctoral students are approved by the graduate admissions committee, their application must be reviewed again by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU Boulder as the programs are jointly administered. Prospective PhD students should contact the Department of Civil Engineering at CU Denver to inquire about application requirements and to obtain the “Rules and Policies for the Coordinated PhD Program.”
Requests for applications for graduate study in civil engineering should be addressed to
CU Denver Department of Civil Engineering
Campus Box 113
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364