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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Doctoral students work together in Professor Lantagne's lab

Graduates of the Tufts CEE doctoral program are well positioned for careers in academia, industry, government and consulting. Students who have excellent academic backgrounds and demonstrated capability for independent study/research are encouraged to apply.

The Ph.D. is a research oriented degree that requires in-depth knowledge of a specific topic of study and involves close collaboration with a a faculty mentor. Programs of study are highly individualized, but consist of two main components: course work and independent research.

Doctoral degrees require the fulfillment of the specific department requirements including the number of courses with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-, as well as successful completion of the qualifying examination and doctoral dissertation.

Doctoral-level research leads to fascinating discoveries and novel technologies. The graduate program outcomes for the doctoral degree program are:

  • In-depth technical knowledge related to one of the Civil and Environmental Engineering subdisciplines
  • Ability to conduct independent research on a topic in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • A scholarly contribution in the field of study with a demonstrated record of scholarship
  • Communication of results of research activity orally and in writing