Producing engineers capable of identifying, preventing, and solving building, construction and environmental problems is the department’s objective. In addition to the well-established graduate programs in environmental, water resource and geotechnical engineering, students in the department may also choose to study in the emerging field of geoenvironmental engineering. Campus facilities, including a National Science Foundation-funded earthquake simulator, permit a case-study approach, which exposes students to real-world problems and allows experimentation, testing and analysis.

Degrees Offered

ME, MS, Professional MS, PhD, Water Engineering and Management Certificate, Engineering for Developing Communities Certificate         

Distance Education
The department offers two professional master's programs tailored for working engineers looking to develop a new skillset. Both of the programs are coursework based and result in a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCVE).

  • Water Engineering and Management. Ideal for those employed by consulting engineering, utilities, government, or regulatory agencies looking to augment their skills in leadership, communication, finances and governance within the water profession.
    Learn more about earning a degree in Water Engineering and Management completely online: Download the brochure 

  • Engineering for Developing Communities. Offered by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities for those looking to gain a breadth of professional skills relevant to global development. 
    Learn more about earning a degree in Engineering for Developing Communities completely online: Download the brochure 

Application Deadlines

Spring Application Deadlines
Domestic: October 1, 2017
International: September 15, 2017

Fall Application Deadlines
Domestic: January 5, 2018
International: December 1, 2017

Program Information

Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering department website

Email: cvengrad@colorado.edu

Phone: 303-492-8518