12 months
1057 USD/credit 32767 USD/year
1057 USD/credit 32767 USD/year
549 USD/credit 17019 USD/year
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The Civil Engineering program of the University of Houston offers graduate study in environmental, geosensing systems, geotechnical, materials, hydraulic/water resources, and structural engineering.


The Civil Engineering program of the University of Houston has well equipped research laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art instruments. The structural laboratory has more than 2,500 square feet of strong floor with a 2.5-million-pound MTS testing system, a large panel tester with forty 100- ton jacks, a biaxial fatigue tester and a walk-in chamber for large scale environmental testing. The materials testing laboratory is equipped with a 2-foot-deep strong floor and a 400-kip Tinius-Olsen universal testing machine. 

Learning outcomes

The geotechnical facility includes a laboratory with triaxial testing capability, sophisticated pile test chambers and fully equipped grouting and soil mechanics laboratories. The hydraulic facility is equipped with a fluid mechanics/wave mechanics laboratory with a 50-ft long tilting flume and state-of-the-art ADV and LSPIV. The environmental laboratories encompass a 2,000 square foot analytical research facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation that allows for analysis of most contaminants in soil, water and air as well as microbial and molecular analysis. 

The geosensing laboratory includes an optical laboratory and specialized airborne and terrestrial based remote sensing equipment.


The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internship in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Constructn Project Management
  • Graduate Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete admissions application, including official transcripts from all colleges attended and official test scores.
  • A B.S.C.E. degree, or the equivalent, from an ABET accredited (or similar) program. Students with degrees in fields related to Civil Engineering may be admitted with certain prerequisite courses specified.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0/4.0 (B-Average grade) on the last 60 hours attempted.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Quantitative and Verbal tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Fulfillment of the English Language Proficiency requirements. For details, visit the Graduate School/International students web page.
  • Conditional admission may be granted to domestic applicants if the applicant meets a minimum GPA of 2.7 and an acceptable GRE score. Students who are admitted conditionally must achieve a B-average (3.0 GPA) or better in their first four graduate courses (or 12 hours).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32767 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32767 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17019 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 549 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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