Lead the way in ideating, designing and building tomorrow’s infrastructure, or educating future engineers.
Infrastructure has reached a tipping point where aging buildings, bridges, highways, waterways and other structures urgently need technical civil engineering expertise and new ideas to solve today’s challenges. A doctoral degree from UND offers the knowledge and skills you need to elevate your civil engineering skills and knowledge for greater opportunities in private and public sectors, or education.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 - 5 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a Ph.D. in civil engineering?
UND's Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Elevate your skills with specialized training customized to meet your interests and goals.
Gain a broad-based education with a curriculum that includes traditional study, multidisciplinary exposure and high-quality research.
Work with a committed faculty team to discover the area of most interest, and explore research and opportunities.
Study at a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution ranked #151 by the NSF. Students are an integral part of UND research.
Enhance your professional skills at 60+ free workshops offered through the UND School of Graduate Studies. Our goal is to provide you with the workforce skills and job search strategies to succeed.
Gain a competitive edge through UND's Accelerate to Industry (A2i)™ program. This workforce readiness program provides immersive job training for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. It is one of only 30 programs nationwide.
What can you do with a Ph.D. in civil engineering?
Students gain the fullest understanding of engineering design with the advanced skills that many global companies in the public and private sector value in their search for top civil engineering talent. For those seeking a career in academia, a Ph.D. offers the ideal path to success.
UND graduates can expect a range of opportunities in many specialties such as:
- Project Management
UND Civil Engineering alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.
- WSB & Associates, Inc.
- Bolton & Menk, Inc.
- Burns & McDonnell, Inc.