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The newly established Civil Engineering graduate program offers Advanced Graduate Certificates, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering is one of nine academic departments within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. The Department offers research opportunities in all the major areas of civil engineering and is affiliated with the recently established New York State (NYS) Center for Clean Water Technology. Collaborative opportunities exist with a multitude of research centers on campus, such as the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. Collaborative opportunities also exist with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), which is less than 30 miles from campus. Stony Brook University is a co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, such as the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) II, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the NewYorkBlue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer. Stony Brook University is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

1)     Prospective students must submit their applications through the official webpage of the Graduate School by the due dates listed below.  Applications submitted by any other means will not be accepted.

2)     To be considered for admission to our graduate program, prospective domestic and international students must submit all the required paperwork by the following due dates:

For Fall admission:  January 15

For Spring admission: October 1  

3)     It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required paperwork are received by the due date listed above for fall and spring admissions.

4)     Applicants are encouraged to check the required paperwork in the graduate school webpage.  In addition to the online application, applicants must submit the following documents:

a.      A personal statement stating, clearly, all area(s) of interest at the top; students are encouraged to check the research areas for our faculty.

b.      An official report for the GRE test (see point 5).  * The official GRE is optional for admission to the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters.

c.      An official transcript, in English, for each completed degree (see point 6).

d.      Three recommendation letters either via email, the online application system, or in seperate sealed and enclosed envelopes signed by the recommender.

e.      For international students, an official report for an English proficiency test, i.e. TOEFL or IELTS (see point 5).  *The TOEFL is still required for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admissions.

5)     Please note that for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admissions, the GRE is optional.  The official reports for test scores are those forward to Stony Brook University by the testing institution directly.  For TOEFL and GRE tests, the official reports of the scores must be sent by ETS directly to the Graduate School of Stony Brook University (Code: 2548) and the Department of Civil Engineering (Code: 1102).  Note that self-reported test scores are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.

6)     Official transcripts are those forward to Stony Brook University either by the degree awarding institution directly or in a sealed and signed (or stamped) envelope.  Note that scanned, web-printed, unsealed, or unsigned transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.

7)     Applications missing any one of the above required official documents will be considered incomplete.

To learn more about the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering please visit the Graduate School website.  Direct links to our graduate bulletin and the application are below.

*Please note: Students may start an on-line application to our Certificate, M.S. or Ph.D. program at any time, however, submitting an application must be done before or on the following dates to be considered for admissions to any of our programs.