Graduate Degree Opportunities and Requirements

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Areas of study include Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, at the masters and doctoral levels.

In addition, the department offers a 4+1 Masters of Engineering (ME) degree in “Water and Environment.” Up to six credits approved by the graduate committee may be carried over from a previous degree. A minimum of 15 credits must be from Environmental engineering, Hydrological Engineering, or Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering. In addition, a minimum of 12 credits must be at 500 level.

A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is usually required for admission. The Department requires a TOEFL score of at least 550 for foreign students (original TOEFL documentation, no photocopies will be accepted).  The GRE is a requirement and results are considered for acceptance into our program.  The Graduate School charges a non-refundable application fee and will not process applications without receiving this fee. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering does not grant fee waivers.

Applications  must be submitted by January 15th to be considered for the fall semester.  Further information may be requested on-line from the University of Maine Graduate School. When the application procedure is complete, the University requires approximately six weeks for processing. Further questions can be directed to