Prospective Graduate Students

Cutting-Edge Research & Education with World-Renowned Faculty

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The CEE Graduate Program at UC Davis provides a setting in which students can develop their full potential to solve problems and become leaders in civil infrastructure and environmental engineering through individual and collaborative integration of research, education and professional service. We are a highly ranked, vibrant program where students can develop knowledge through topical classroom experiences and with faculty and students who together carry out innovative research that aims to improve society. Our program values diversity as a core component of excellence. We believe that a diverse graduate student population enriches our research, scholarship, teaching, and the overall academic experience for all our students.

Students in CEE focus on one or more of five areas of research specialization:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics
  • Water Resources
  • Transportation Engineering

Degrees Offered

The CEE Program offers graduate M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. You can find about specific faculty research interests and a list of the courses offered in the CEE department. More information about specific degree requirements is available.

Graduate Academic Certificates/ Designated Emphasis
CEE Graduate Program: By the Numbers
  • Faculty: 43
  • Grads: 275
  • Specialty Areas: 5
  • Graduate Classes: 65+

Application Fee Waiver and Fellowship Programs

UC Davis, the College of Engineering, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offer several Application Fee Wavier and Application Fee Fellowship Programs! Be sure to review your eligibility for these programs before applying. 

Thank you for your interest in our program -- we look forward to hearing from you!