Certificate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Certificate Program

Prepare to attend graduate school or improve your knowledge of civil and environmental engineering to join the workforce. At Tufts, we provide the opportunity for academically talented, highly motivated adult students, with at least a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree (BS or BA) in any discipline with the appropriate mathematics and science background. The concentrated and rigorous Certificate program is particularly well-suited for individuals preparing to re-enter the workforce, mid-level professionals looking to move into the field of civil and environmental engineering or those preparing for graduate school. Accepted students are required to develop an individualized plan of study with their academic advisors, based on their academic history and professional goals.

Who Should Apply?

A series of advanced certificate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering is offered, on a part-time or full-time basis, to qualified students seeking professional training. The certificate program for each student is individualized, so that many different focus areas in Civil and Environmental Engineering can be accommodated. This four-course graduate-level program will update your skills and broaden your knowledge in Civil and Environmental Engineering, through a "design your own specialty certificate" taught by Tufts' renowned faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Program of Study

The certificate requires four graduate-level courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering. This flexible program allows the student to cluster course electives around a particular interest or specialty area. Courses may be chosen from our regular department offerings or related fields. The Civil and Environmental Engineering certificate can be completed in one year as a full-time program of study.

Certificate Courses

Four graduate-level courses are required for this certificate. Only 100-level and 200-level courses count towards this certificate. Review the complete list of Civil and Environmental Engineering courses. Students in this program need to satisfy all course prerequisites listed on the Tufts Bulletin. Completion of the certificate requires grades of B- or better in all courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Courses numbered above 100 award graduate credit, and are transferable into the Tufts Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering program upon acceptance to the program. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.


Please see the Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition rates.

How to Apply

Apply now. For specific questions, contact Lecturer Anne Marie Desmarais, 617-627-3763.