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

Students who are admitted into this program will have completed a bachelor's degree in civil & environmental engineering from an accredited civil engineering degree program. 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 University 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 visit Civil Engineering at the Howard University Graduate School for detailed 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 welcome prospective students to visit our beautiful campus and meet with our distinguished faculty and students. Please contact us at 202-806-6570 with any questions or to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus.


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