What will I learn?

The doctoral program is designed to prepare a professional engineer for senior responsibility in industry, research, or teaching. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to devise and execute a program of study and research, which makes a fundamentally new contribution to the chosen field. The most important aspect of the doctoral program is the dissertation, which is the evidence of this fundamental contribution. The student should be prepared for a very demanding period of study beyond the master’s degree.

A minor field may be selected from architecture, chemistry, environmental engineering, geology, mathematics, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, mining engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, or systems engineering, or from within the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Still other fields are available as minors with the approval of the head of the department.

At the option of the department, a Master of Science degree may be awarded to candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree who have passed the comprehensive examination, provided they write a thesis or engineering report.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum Credit Hours - 72)

Tuition fees
US$22,400.00 per year
The given fee is for 2019/20 and is subject to change

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021

Venue

University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd.,

TUCSON,

Arizona,

85721, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

To be considered for admission to the Doctoral program, the candidate must have attained a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and be admitted to both the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and the University of Arizona Graduate College. Minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the Graduate College includes a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 grade scale.

Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15). Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
  • Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
  • Graduate English Language Endorsement from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
  • CEPT Full Academic test - offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110.

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About this uni

The University of Arizona is ranked as a top 100 global university and is Arizona’s #1 and first university.

  • Among America’s best colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Member of the prestigious AAU
  • Over 300 programs of study
  • Ranked among the top 50 public universities in the U.S.