Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering!

We are pleased to offer B.S., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with emphasis in the following technical areas: Civil Systems; Environmental & Water Resources; Geotechnical and Materials Engineering; Structures; and Transportation.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently launched two new one-year Master of Engineering degree programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Find out more information here.

Deadline for our new M.Eng programs is:

  • March 15, 2016 for admission in Fall 2016.

Deadlines for our M.S. and Ph.D. programs are:

  • September 15, 2015 for admission in Spring 2016.
  • December 15, 2015 for admission in Fall 2016.

Application for all graduate programs can be found here.


Read our Spring 2015 E-newsletter: Spring 2015


Read our Annual 2014 Newsletter: Winter 2014




Bridges to Prosperity students group photo








Bridges to Prosperity completed Panama project last summer.

News & Events

Peggy Johnson stepping down as department head

Department Head Article


Three new faculty members join civil and environmental engineering

Faculty Article


Penn State engineering professors cultivate creativity worldwide

Creativity Article


Two civil engineering juniors selected for Pennsylvania-based scholarship

Scholarship Article


Student-built bridge provides access to education, health care in rural Panama

B2P Article


Professor Bruce Logan reaches significant milestone on Google Scholar

Logan Article


Respected civil engineering professor Andrew Scanlon retires

Scanlon Article


Geological Society grant supports Susquehanna Shale Hills research

Zhang Article


Penn State Engineers in the Spotlight- Ed Gannon: Bridging the Gap Between Communication and Construction

Gannon Article


Three members of civil and environmental engineering are retiring

Retirement Article


Pietrucha featured in WalletHub’s 2015 best and worst states for summer road trips

Pietrucha Article


Researchers study inexpensive process to clean water in developing nations

Moringa Article


Warn named Outstanding Reviewer

Warn Article


CEE Faculty Promotions

List of Promotions


NSF award supports research on sustainable energy production

NSF Story


Fox named head of civil and environmental engineering

Fox announcement


Jennifer Kearney named spring commencement student marshal

Kearney Story


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At Penn State, researchers looking for the next big thing in infrastructure

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China Embedded Field Program (Summer 2015)

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Radlinska wins ACI achievement award

ACI Article


Civil engineering alumnus named Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Tennessee

Alumnus Article


Civil engineering’s Kearney honored with national title

ASCE Article


Students hit the waters of Lake Perez with concrete canoes

Concrete Canoe Article


Kearney receives Commission for Women Achieving Women Award

Kearney Article


Alumna Saundra Johnson Austin receives College of Engineering's highest honor

OEA Article


Civil engineering's Appman wins 2015 Chi Epsilon scholarship

Appman Article


Pochatko wins three scholarship awards for his efforts in civil engineering

Pochatko Article


Geomechanics Lecture with Xiaochao Tang, Ph.D.

Lecture Details


Geomechanics Lecture with Majid T. Manzari, Ph.D.

Lecture Details


Latest NSF rankings: Penn State civil engineering ranks No.9 nationally.

Ranking Article


Civil engineering senior Dennis James helps enhance ExxonMobil’s project development process.

Student Article


Concrete solutions to aging bridges

Bridge Article


ITE/MASITE Joint Meeting

Meeting Article


Ramaji receives Chicago high-rise committee scholarship award

Scholarship Article


ACI Dinner at the Tavern

Dinner Article


Kappe Environmental Engineering Seminar

Kappe Article


NSF award supports Warn's research on building design

Warn Article


Researchers propose way to remove iron from contaminated water

Burgos Article


Seminar with Dr. Tyler Ley, associate professor at Oklahoma State University

Ley Article


National organization honors Kearney as a New Face of Civil Engineering

Kearney Article


The 23rd Annual Housing and Land Development Conference

Conference Article


Assistant professor Tong Qiu awarded $500K grant to study landslides

NSF Article


Student home builders team takes first place in national competition

NAHB Article


Civil engineering undergrads develop mine water treatment plant for PaDEP

Treatment Plant Article


Scholarships to enhance learning opportunities for architectural engineering and civil engineering students

Scholarship Article


The 2015 Annual Thomas C. Kavanagh Lecture

Kavanagh Lecture Article


Department welcomes new civil engineering faculty member

Ilgin Guler article


Past News Articles