Information for International Applicants

Semester International Application Deadline
(Considered for Funding)
December 15th
March 1st
Spring October 1st
Summer February 1st

To ensure your application is received on time, please submit your University application, along with all supporting materials, at least a month prior to the application deadline. Please note only applications received by December 15th will be reviewed for funding.


If you are interested in receiving a funded position (Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant, or Graduate Assistant) please indicate this on the online application. Only Fall applications that include ALL supporting documentation that are received by December 15th will be reviewed for positions within the Department.  Complete the University application at least a month prior to the deadline to avoid delaying your application.

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE Score:
    • M.S. Applicants: A minimum score of 300 between quantitative and verbal sections (see instructions below).
    • Ph.D. Applicants: A minimum quantitative score of 155, and a minimum score of 300 between quantitative and verbal sections (see instructions below).
  • TOEFL – A minimum of 550 on the written exam (see instructions below)
Submission Requirements:

Make sure that you have read below for application requirements and uploaded all documents to ApplyYourself PRIOR to submitting your application. DO NOT send paper copies.

All materials MUST be received by the application deadline for the semester you are applying to in order to be reviewed.

The following items must be submitted on the online application. Paper copies will not be accepted.

  • Personal Statement (see instructions below)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (see instructions below)
  • Application Fee

Please make sure you include the following on your application

  • Area of Emphasis
  • Professors you wish to work with

The following items need to be sent directly to the International Admissions Office, Do not send these items to the Department:

  • TOEFL scores
  • 1st Page of Passport
  • Graduate Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts (see instructions below)


Additional Instructions


The GRE score must be current (taken within the last 5 years) for it to be accepted by the Department. The Department requires Master of Science applicants GRE score to be a minimum combined score of 300 on the quantitative and verbal sections. Doctor of Philosophy applicants need to have a minimum quantitative score of 155 and a minimum combined score of 300 on the quantitative and verbal sections. Send your scores to School Code: 4853. Official GRE scores must be received from ETS, no copies accepted.

MS Non-Thesis applicants who have received a US accredited degree and a GPA of 3.2 or higher does not need to submit a GRE score. All other degree applicants must submit a GRE score. If you have your GRE waived please enter “0” on the Department Application when it asks for your GRE scores.


The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all International Applicants. The Department requires a score of at least 550 on the written, 213 on the computer-biased, or 80 on the internet-based test. The Department will also accept an IELTS score in place of the TOEFL. The minimum score is 7.5. If an international applicant has received a B.S. or higher degree from an accredited university in the United States they are not required to submit the test scores.

Personal Statement

A personal statement is required when you submit your Department application. Please submit a brief personal statement (1-2 pages) describing the kind of professional and academic studies you hope to undertake and your goals for this degree. The Departmental Admissions Committee pays close attention to this statement. Please prepare it with care and consideration. Please include the area that you wish to specialize in your statement (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources, or Engineering Management).

Letters of Recommendation

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation are required for an application to be complete and must be submitted online. On the AppyYourself application there is a section for applicants to enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders. They will receive an email with a username and password which will allow them to upload their letter to the application.   Academic Letters of Recommendation are preferred. If preferred, recommendation can be submitted with this form.


Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded in the ApplyYourself System. If admitted to the University, official transcripts will be required and need to be sent to the Admissions Office.

Online Application/Information

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