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Doctorate in Civil Engineering

The field of Civil and Environmental Engineering represent challenging and rewarding professions that serve the needs of the public at all levels from locally to internationally.  Our graduates practice in local, state and government agencies; small, medium and large consulting firms both domestic and internationally to launch careers in fields such as law, medicine and venture capitalism.  


Each doctoral student works out an individual degree plan with their advisor tailored to their needs.  The degree requires the completion of at least 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree.


Degree Requirements



Research and Faculty


Dr. Tyler Ley, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received the Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Research University. His 20 years of experience as a professional engineer in design and construction, coupled with his creativity and passion for teaching have earned him top ratings among OSU students.

Meet our Departmental Faculty



There are six academic areas for graduate study in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Applicants must apply for acceptance into one of the following areas of study:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.



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