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Doctoral Programs

Anthropology - PhD
Biological Sciences - PhD
Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Biomedical Science - PhD
Biostatistics - PhD
Business Administration - PhD
Chemical Engineering - PhD
Chemistry - PhD
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Civil Engineering - PhD
Program Message
Thank you for your interest in the PhD Degree, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina. We offer five program areas of study: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structures, Transportation and Water Resources. Applications are accepted Spring/Summer/Fall but with limited graduate level courses offered summer sessions. We are currently expanding the course offerings in Railway Engineering to meet the growing demands of the rail industry for workforce development.
Program Details
School/College: Engineering and Computing
Major: Civil Engineering
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: Fabio Matta (803) 777-1917
Program Contact: Karen Ammarell (803) 777-9482
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Required Documents
  • Written Statement of Intent, 1-2 pages in length. Clearly indicate the program area of interest and summarize the motivation to pursue graduate studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae to include: Education, General Research Interests, Publications, Computer Skills, Work Experience, Teaching Experience, Awards & Honors, GRE/TOEFL scores where applicable. Any additional information pertinent to your application.
  • Each applicant should submit at least two letters of recommendation.
  • The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all students entering the Ph.D. degree programs.
  • Scores from the TOEFL exam are required from international students whose native language is not English.
  • IELTS scores are accepted where TOEFL is not available.
Applicable Terms
  • Applications accepted for this program: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Graduate level course offerings are limited Summer Sessions
  • For courses offered: https://ssb.onecarolina.sc.edu/
Deadlines
  • Spring - Sept 1
  • Summer - March 1
  • Fall - May 1
  • International applicants should have the application submitted and all supporting documents finalized 1 month prior to above noted deadlines to allow for the VISA process.
Area(s) of Concentration
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources
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