Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering shares the same policy for admission with the entire School of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Prospective students should submit an application, an official transcript from their secondary school and a recommendation from their teacher or school counselor. An applicant must be a graduate of a secondary school or have equivalent credentials. For admission consideration, an applicant should have a well-balanced college preparatory program that includes the following course work:

  • 4 years English
  • 3 years Mathematics
  • 2 years Social Science
  • 2 years Science (w/lab)
  • 2 years Foreign Language

Applicants must furnish the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I and SAT II) in writing with a minimum score of 1080, or the ACT with a minimum score of 23. Admission is based on an evaluation of the academic record, test scores and letters of recommendation.

Transfer students must have completed at least 15 semester hours of course work, including mathematics and science, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. International applicants must submit a transcript of all work taken at other institutions (secondary and collegiate) and must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a cumulative score of 550 or better.

To obtain information on applications, tuition, financial aid, or housing, see Office of Student Services.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Students applying for admission to the graduate program in Civil & Environmental Engineering must obtain an application for admission from the Graduate School.

Students who are admitted in this program usually will have a bachelor's degree in civil & environmental engineering from an accredited civil engineering department. Admission is based primarily on the achievement of a 2.75 or better grade point average (out of 4.0) in all undergraduate civil engineering courses, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Applicants holding an undergraduate degree that is not in civil engineering from an accredited university and who have completed chemistry, physics and mathematics courses required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Howard may be admitted on a one-year special program of "course work only" in preparation for transfer to the master's degree program. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (out of 4.0) in all civil engineering courses is required for students in this program.

The application deadlines for graduate admission are:

Fall Semester:

February 15th**

Spring Semester:

October 1st

**Some graduate programs only admit to the Fall semester. Please review the Graduate Programs to see the department website for additional information.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. the Application Form;
  2. two (2) copies of official undergraduate transcripts;
  3. a Curriculum Vitae;
  4. three (3) letters of recommendation;
  5. the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores;
  6. scores of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for foreign students whose native language is not English.

We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus and meet with our distinguished faculty and students. Feel free to contact us with further questions or to schedule a visit.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering , Architecture and Computer Sciences
2300 6th Street, NW
Lewis K. Downing Building , Room 1026
Howard University
Washington , DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-6570
Fax: (202) 806-5271


CEEE Associate Professor Robert Efimba Recognized for Lifetime Achievements

Tue, February 6, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Robert Efimba was recognized for his lifetime of outstanding achievements and contributions in civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the February 2018 issue of the ASCE National Capital Section eNewsletter.Read More >>


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