Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Required Degree: a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from an accredited university, The degrees should be in civil engineering or other related scientific or engineering discipline.
Other Degree Requirements: Exceptional applicants without a Master of Science degree may be considered for admission to the program on a case-by-case basis;
General University Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet University Wide Requirements
Application: A complete Graduate School application
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic potential;
Test Scores: Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores;
Statement of Purpose: A letter of research/specialization interest;
Resume or Curriculum Vitae: a résumé/curriculum vita.
Other: A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate courses.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.
Applications must be submitted to the UTSA Graduate School online at http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Acceptance to the program is decided by the Doctoral Studies Committee (DSC), comprised of graduate faculty members selected from the CEE Department. Full-time students accepted for the program are eligible to apply for financial support in the form of competitive teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or research fellowships.