The geotechnical engineering group offers three levels of graduate studies.

1. Master of Science (MSc): Sudents are required to take 24 credit hours of regular coursework, 6 credit hours of Master thesis work, and one credit hour of graduate seminar. MSc students must defend their research thesis by the end of their degree program.

2. Master of Engineering (MEng): Students are required to take 30 credit hours coursework. They also require to complete a final degree exam or a project after communicating with their adviser. Students should follow the department and Geotech MSc guideline and fill out the MEng approval from and Geotech MEng track form.

3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Students are required to complete 24 credit hours beyond master's degree. After the coursework is undertaken, a qualifying exam must be taken. The qualifying exam genrally consists of three parts: a written exam, and oral exam, and the writing of a research proposal. After the qualifying exam students will goes from doctoral student to doctoral candidate. The final step would be writing and defending the dissertation before graduation.



For admission requiremnets please refer to the civil engineering graduate studies page.