Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering Northeastern University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering Northeastern University


Northeastern's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Northeastern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers MS (part- and full-time) and PhD programs in Civil Engineering. As a leader in the field, the department has over 100 years of history and tradition in teaching and research and is anchored by several multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional centers and initiatives, including the Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors center funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This institute works to develop new sensor technologies and health monitoring strategies that provide up-to-date information about the state of roadways and bridges.

At the graduate level, students are provided with opportunities to work at and advance the state-of-the-art in civil engineering while gaining superior knowledge of the field. Northeastern offers significant research opportunities across all fields of civil and environmental engineering, including fields such as construction management, environmental engineering, geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.

Northeastern's student chapters are vibrant, its faculty is expanding, and its laboratory facilities are growing. The university's location in Boston provides an intellectual community by the sea and home to the Big Dig, a landmark civil engineering achievement. Northeastern is renowned in experiential education; within this context, the university's globally-minded programs are preeminent in creating engineering solutions to better civil infrastructure and environment.

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More information is available regarding graduate applications and graduate studies at Northeastern University.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Jerome Jaffar
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Phone: 617-373-2444
Fax: 617-373-4419

Contact Info
Jeffery Hengel
Admissions Specialist
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Phone: 617-373-2711
Fax: 617-373-2501

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Civil And Environmental Engineering (MS, Phd).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Thesis Optional; For Doctorate, Thesis/Dissertation, Departmental Qualifying Exam.
Degree Program Information:
Part-Time Programs Available.


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S And Doctorate, GRE General Test. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL (Minimum Score 550 Paper-Based; 213 Computer-Based; 80 Ibt).
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 1/15 Priority Date For Domestic Students, 1/15 For International Students. Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:
Student Statistics:
286 Applicants, 67% Accepted, 56 Enrolled.

Student Body

Student Population:
97 Full-Time (41 Women), 38 Part-Time (14 Women).


15 Full-Time, 2 Part-Time/Adjunct.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
In 2011&Ndash;12, 33 Students Received Support, Including 21 Research Assistantships With Full Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $18,325 Per Year), 16 Teaching Assistantships With Full Tuition Reimbursements Available (Averaging $18,325 Per Year); Career-Related Internships Or Fieldwork, Federal Work-Study, Scholarships/Grants, Tuition Waivers (Full), And Unspecified Assistantships Also Available. Support Available To Part-Time Students. Financial Award Application Deadline: 1/15; Financial Award Applicants Required To Submit FAFSA.

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