Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University offers three graduate programs to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career or an academic position. Rowan CEE offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Civil Engineering. We ensure that graduate students master quantitative and interpretive skills in a specialized, chosen field for successful professional practice. The Ph.D. is conferred to outstanding students who can demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research and make substantial contributions to the advancement of their chosen field. Ph.D. students are required to make original contributions in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Our program allows many students to develop an interdisciplinary focus that is developed through their coursework and thesis topic. Graduate students have an opportunity to work in state of the art laboratory facilities and research centers. We offer the following specializations:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Sustainability 
  • Resiliency Planning for Communities

Students should consider pursuing graduate studies for the following reasons:

Specialization in a specific field of interest

Career Advancement

Expanding skill sets
  • Higher Salary
  • Job Security
  • Opportunities for upper-level positions

Financial Aid

The Rowan Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers financial aid to its graduate students in the form of teaching and research fellowships. These fellowships are available to Ph.D. students or Master's students in the thesis/research track and are highly competitive. Financial aid awarded due to fellowships vary, but may be available to cover the full cost of attendance with an additional stipend.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Yusuf Mehta, graduate program coordinator, at


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