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Applying to the Civil Engineering Graduate Program
To be considered for admission to the graduate program in civil engineering (CE), applicants must have earned a B.S. degree in engineering (e.g., civil, mechanical, chemical, environmental) or the sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics, mathematics) with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
For students from disciplines other than civil engineering, some remedial coursework may be needed. Students requiring a substantial amount of remedial coursework (e.g., more than 3 courses) may be recommended to complete a few courses prior to entry into the program, but for most students the additional coursework could be completed while a graduate student in the program. Please consult with the CE Director of Graduate Studies or a faculty member in your area of interest for a review and assessment of your academic background and coursework need.
ATTENTION: Please upload your unofficial transcripts with your online application. No exceptions.
The complete application process for the M.S. degree program is online. The application should be made using the "ApplyYourself" system of the Graduate School. To start the application select this link, but please review the admission information below first.
In addition to the required information on the ApplyYourself website, please make sure to complete the following in order to make sure that your application is given proper consideration:
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Minnesota, Duluth
221 Civil Engineering Bldg
1405 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Applications to the Civil Engineering Department are due December 15 for consideration for the following fall semester and March 31 for consideration for the following spring semester. Domestic applicants applying for a part-time study who do not require financial support are able to apply as late as March 15 for fall and September 12 for spring semester respectively, but are still encouraged to apply by the above mentioned CE deadlines.
Where to Submit:
How to Submit:
|Application||Electronically via ApplyYourself||
Required fields: Personal Information, Applications Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1 & #2m and Recommendations,
Optional fields: All other fields or application materials are optional, but will be taken into consideration if submitted.
|Application Fee||Electronically via AppyYourself||When you have completed your application and are ready to submit it, you must pay your application fee ($75 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $95 for international students) via credit/check card online.|
|Program Form||Electronically via ApplyYourself||Upload form under "Graduate Program Additional Application" this is found in the Program Supplementary Information in the ApplyYourself system|
|Transcripts||Electronically via ApplyYourself||Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. [If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material]|
|Letters of Recommendation||Electronically via ApplyYourself||Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professionals in related field who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable. Paper copies are acceptable, but not preferred. Please directly mail paper copies to the Civil Engineering Department.|
|GRE Scores||Electronically via ApplyYourself||Our department requires GRE scores for admission. Scores should be entered in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself. If scores are pending please indicate so in ApplyYourself.|
|English Language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)||Electronically via ApplyYourself||Required for students whose native language is not English.|
*Unofficial copies of your transcripts are acceptable for the application process. If you are accepted you will need your previous school to send official transcripts to the admissions office. Your official transcripts must show your degree and the date it was awarded.
*For CE-IUG students GRE scores and letter of recommendation requirements are waived.