Changing Careers

Civil engineers shape and influence our physical environment.  They are as important for the well being of people in the developed world as the developing world.  Civil engineers design and build megacities, skyscrapers, and complex transportation systems.  They assist small villages with simple water and sanitation needs, natural disaster preparedness, and adaptation to climate change.  If the idea of building our infrastructure and helping reshape the world for peple and our environment appeals to you, then you may have found your calling in civil engineering.

Graduate studies in civil engineering are demanding, and assume students have completed an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.  If you have an undergraduate degree in another branch of engineering, or in the physical sciences, then transition to graduate studies in civil engineering may be possible after completing civil engineering undergraduate articulation courses.  If you have an undergraduate degree in some other field, but you have accumulated years of exposure to civil engineering practice, you may still be considered for admission to the program under special circumstances.

Application for graduate studies begins by reviewing the graduate admissions requirements. If you are not sure about the match between your background and our graduate program, should contact the Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator at ceiegrad@gmu.edu. Information on tuition and funding is provided here.