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Civil Engineering Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


On campus


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Develop the specialized civil engineering expertise you need to solve the major infrastructure and geotechnical challenges facing the world today.

Stevens’ civil engineering Ph.D. program emphasizes interdisciplinary research in a wide variety of testbeds and laboratories. Here, you’ll collaborate with renowned faculty and fellow scholars to develop innovations in many areas of civil engineering, including smart structural systems, sustainable and resilient construction materials, hazard mitigation, infrastructure rehabilitation and many more.

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Advanced Construction Materials

  • Structural Health Monitoring

  • Structure Design and Analysis

  • Geotechnical Engineering

The Stevens Advantage

Our location in the heart of the New York City metropolitan area gives Ph.D. students unparalleled insight into the ways civil engineers play a role in shaping the world’s largest urban environments. Our doctoral graduates routinely receive job offers even before graduating, as their knowledge and experience are in high demand.

More Advantages to Our Program

  • High-level academic offerings that integrate the latest knowledge of structural engineering, construction materials and geotechnical engineering

  • Emphasis on interdisciplinary research in a collegial atmosphere

  • National and international collaboration with other universities and research centers

  • Involvement in state-of-the-art research projects that receive federal funding

  • Networking events, job fairs and potential internships with companies in the metropolitan area


  • Structural Engineering

  • Construction Materials

  • Geotechnical Engineering

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