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