Graduate School Bulletin

Spring 2023

Admission Requirements for the Department of Civil Engineering

For admission to graduate study in the Department of Civil Engineering, requirements are*:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or a related field such as another engineering discipline, physical science, or mathematics.
  2. A grade point average of at least B or equivalent in engineering, mathematics, and science courses.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Completion and submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Stony Brook University’s test code is 2548, for Civil Engineering it is 1102**
  5. For non-native speakers of English, submission of the TOEFL or IELTS test.
  6. Acceptance by both the Civil Engineering Graduate Program and the Graduate School.

*At this time we do not require additional “supplemental materials” that the application system may ask.

** Fall 2022 admission, the GRE exam is optional.

Advanced Graduate Certificate program. Students must have a bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students with lower averages may be admitted under a non-matriculated status that may be changed upon earning six or more graduate credits applicable to the Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Credits for Certificate program courses may be applied to requirements for the M.S. in Civil Engineering subject to Graduate School rules and limitations; however, no more than 12 credits may be transferred.

Application Deadlines. Students may start an on-line application to our Certificate, M.S. or Ph.D. program at any time, however, complete applications (that is, with all required material) must be submitted by the following dates to be considered for admissions to any of our programs:

October 1 for Spring

January 15 for Fall