Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, PhD

Contact Us

Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

Nguyen Engineering Building, Suite 1300
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-1675


About the Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in civil and infrastructure engineering prepares students for advanced leadership positions in research and development in the public or private sector, academics, or government. Students may elect to study in the areas of environmental and water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, or transportation engineering. Both part-time and full-time study is available.

Program Opportunities

Doctoral students complete both required and elective coursework in their technical interest area based on a plan of study prepared with their PhD advisor and they gain early experience by teaching undergraduate-level courses.

The PhD requires specialization in one of the areas offered by the department, which are:

  • Construction engineering management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resourceĀ engineering