Financial Aid

Departmental Scholarships

Masters or PhD candidates are eligible to apply for scholarships each year. Applications may be obtained in January on the department web site; the awards are given in June for the next academic year. Selection is based on need and scholastic merit (primarily using the program GPA). These scholarships may be received in addition to any assistantships or privately endowed awards listed below unless the total financial aid package exceeds the scholarship limit stipulated by the university.

Research Assistantships

The Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty have funds from both off-campus and on-campus sources to support research assistants. These awards support students at the normal current pay rate for research work up to 30 hours/week. This research work normally applies toward completion of the student's thesis or dissertation.

Teaching Assistantships

All graduate students are eligible to be TAs. The assistantships range from 10-20 hours per week and consist of grading labs and grading courses.

Privately-Endowed Awards

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Resources and Opportunities

The Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, of which the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a part, has experienced rapid growth in funded research during the past decade.

Faculty research areas include: collapsible soils; composite materials; finite element modeling; foundation earthquake engineering; hydraulics and steam restoration; industrial and hazardous waste control; optimization in design; concrete and bituminous pavements; surface, watershed and groundwater modeling; earthquake resistant structures; and transportation studies.