What will I learn?

The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. Typical program and research areas are: Construction Engineering and Management; Environmental (water and air quality control, and solid and hazardous materials control); Geotechnical (soil mechanics and foundations); Infrastructure Systems Engineering and Management; Structures and Applied Mechanics; Transportation (traffic planning, highways, airports and transit); Water Resources (hydrology and hydraulics).

The Fast Track Program enables outstanding senior undergraduate Civil Engineering students to receive undergraduate and graduate credit for up to six hours of coursework. Technical electives which are dual-listed as graduate courses will satisfy both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. Students pursuing an MECE degree may take up to two courses for dual credit.

Which department am I in?

University Of Texas At Arlington

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,620.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


University Of Texas At Arlington

701 South Nedderman Drive,



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Undergraduate transcripts with at least a 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours or at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The higher of these GPAs will be used for admission purposes. A 3.0 GPA on the last 9 hours of graduate coursework may be considered in place of the undergraduate GPA.

For international students

A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Applicant with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.

For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 79 on TOEFL iBT, 50 on the SPEAK, 146 on Verbal GRE, 85 on MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Texas At Arlington

Anyone who seeks to become a success in their career will find that UTA has the staff and learning facilities to help them achieve their goals.

  • One of the top research institutions in the US
  • Diverse campus with students from 100 countries
  • Outstanding facilities across a 420-acre campus
  • Excellent graduate prospects

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