Civil Engineering, PhD
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering PhD degree program offers coursework in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering mechanics, and environmental engineering to prepare students for careers in industry, professional practice, research, and teaching. Experience has shown that job opportunities are excellent for students who receive advanced degrees in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Recent advanced degree recipients have found positions in universities, consulting firms, state and federal agencies, aerospace firms, and the energy industry.
Each student’s program of course work and research is tailored to their interests in close consultation with a faculty advisor. For students working toward the Doctor of Philosophy degree, a research dissertation is required.
All students pursuing graduate studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering must abide by the academic regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and the Case School of Engineering contained in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of Case Western Reserve University and approved by the student's faculty advisor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
For PhD policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.