Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Graduate Overview

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program.

We offer graduate study and research leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Our program allows specialization in the following main areas of Civil Engineering:

  • Construction Management and Green Construction
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering




Our programs are designed to enable students to pursue the more advanced and sophisticated aspects of Civil Engineering as a preparation for a rewarding career. There are active and interesting research projects being conducted in most of the above areas. Graduate students find their period of study here a stimulating professional experience. Our course offerings are designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time students to allow those who work full-time to complete their degree requirements. Deadline for fall application for academic evaluation is March 1 but an international applicant should apply much sooner in order to obtain the necessary visa documents.

We have a limited number of teaching and research assistantships available every year (which include full tuition scholarship) but competition for these is very keen and we are able to support only the most outstanding applicants. Consideration for an assistantship requires prior admission to the graduate program.