Program Overview

UMass Lowell's Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering is designed to develop decision-making, research-oriented engineers with the ability to produce new engineering knowledge and analyze complex, cross-disciplinary issues. 

Doctoral students can choose among the following areas of concentration:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering


Successful applicants are expected to perform advanced research in one or more areas of concentration within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and successfully complete both core courses and electives that may be drawn from a variety of disciplines.

For complete program details and course descriptions, please visit the Academic Catalog.

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Contact Us

For program questions or to connect with our current students, please contact:
Sheree A. Pagsuyoin, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Coordinator, Associate Professor