Civil Engineering PhD

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Program Description

Our Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering department has a strong reputation for excellence both nationally and internationally. The Civil Engineering PhD requires students to develop a dissertation that communicates the results of original research at a high level of scholarship. Students can choose a technical concentration in geosystems engineering, structural engineering, mechanics and materials, or transportation engineering.

Program Contact

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Office of Graduate Education
415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $85

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.