Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering


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:

  • April 30, 2015 for admission in Fall 2015.

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

  • December 15, 2014 for admission in Fall 2015.
  • September 15, 2015 for admission in Spring 2016.

How to Apply
Once documents for an application (transcripts, etc.) have been received by PSU they officially become a University document and cannot be returned to applicants.

Graduate Student Handbooks

Graduate Student News

Workshops on Grant Writing

Scholarship and Research Integrity Portal (SARI)
SARI Portal

Thesis Defense Schedule

April 1, 2015

Jennifer Kearney (MS, C E)
10:30 am
231 Sackett
Faculty adviser: Dr. Jeffrey Laman

Title: An Analysis of the Dynamic Response of Suspension Footbridges Measured Against Human Comfort Criteria

April 1, 2015

Jose Alben (MS, C E)
10:30 am
213 Sackett
Faculty adviser: Dr. Swagata Banerjee Basu

Title: Analysis of Age-Dependent resilience for a highway network with aging bridges


March 30, 2015

Xuan Chen (MS, C E)
11:00 am

Faculty adviser: Dr. Mansour Solamainian

Title: Evaluation of Cold Recycled Asphalt Mixes Modified with Conventional and Polymer Modified Emulsion


March 30, 2015

Keith Doyle (MS, C E)
12:00 pm
213 Sackett
Faculty adviser: Dr. Tong Qiu

Title: Material Properties of Crushable Concrete for Use in Vehicle Anit-Ram Barriers


March 27, 2015

Yuhao Ren (MS, C E)
1:00 pm
231 Sackett
Faculty adviser: Dr. Prasenjit Basu

Title: Comparison of Load-Settlement Behaviors of Strip Footing on Geogrid-Reinforced Clay and Unreinforced Clay through Finite Element Analysis

March 25, 2015

Jeffrey Gooch (MS, C E)

Faculty adviser: Dr. Eric Donnell

Title: Estimation of a Crash Modification Factor for Horizontal Curves on Pennsylvania Two-Lane Rural Roads

March 18, 2015

Prachi Joshi (MS, ENV E)
8:15 am
231 Sackett
Faculty adviser: Dr. Christopher Gorski

Title: Mineralogical Changes in Goethite during an Atom Exchange with Aqueous Fe2+

Featured Grad Student

Advance Feature Story