A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.
A PhD in Civil Engineering prepares you for civil engineering research careers in the private sector as well as teaching at the university level. You can choose to narrow your field to any of these disciplines; structural materials and engineering,geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, environmental and water resources engineering or urban infrastructure systems engineering and management.
The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.
Top Doctoral Programs in Civil Engineering in USA 2017
Admission Requirements A MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. [+]
Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students have extraordinary opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art in their studies. Environmental engineering students use one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants as a real-world laboratory to improve the water quality of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. [+]
The Ph.D. Program provides an outstanding education in a small focused setting. The doctoral program focuses primarily on the environmental area, and computational modeling and information technology applications in civil engineering... [+]