Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a master’s degree in Engineering, Science, Urban Planning, Transportation Logistics or Mathematics from an accredited college or university. A student with outstanding scholastic achievement who holds only a baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Science, Urban Planning, Transportation Logistics or Mathematics from an accredited college or university may be admitted directly to this Ph.D. program and be eligible to earn the Master's en Passant  with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree with a concentration in Transportation/Geomatics Engineering or Water Resources/Environmental Engineering. Specific requirements for the B.S. to Ph.D. are found here

Requirements for students with previous degrees in non-engineering disciplines are found here. Additional eligibility requirements are: 

1. A cumulative GPA of 3.00;

2. Completion of at least two semesters of college calculus with grades of "B" or better;

3. Satisfaction of departmental minimum GRE score requirements; and

4. A letter of recommendation from their potential graduate advisor. 

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering requires the following deficiency coursework for students without an engineering bachelor’s degree from an accredited program: two fundamental engineering courses in the relevant area, as determined by the graduate supervisory committee.

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or better in the last 60 credits of work attempted coursework and must have an official transcript forwarded directly to the FAU Graduate College from each college-level institution attended;
  • Applicants must submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. The GRE requirement is waived with proof of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have a previous degree from FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science;
  • A student from a non-English-speaking country is required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (iBT). This requirement may be waived for students who have obtained a prior degree from a U.S. institution;
  • Applicants must submit to the Graduate College at least two letters of recommendation attesting to the student's ability to pursue with distinction a curriculum of advanced study and research in a chosen area;
  • Applicants must abide by the policies and regulations and the graduate admission requirements of the University as outlined in this University Catalog;
  • Conditional admission may be permitted if the above conditions are not met.