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Civil Engineering

Opportunities abound within the doctoral track for a research experience that provides a chance for a student to tackle an engineering problem individually. The graduate program in civil engineering was established with the aim of developing its students' abilities to use today's contemporary methods of engineering analysis and design to solve tomorrow's engineering problems.

Career Profile

Graduates will have the ability to:

  1. Function on teams involving multiple civil engineering specialties.
  2. Apply advanced methodologies in their specialty area.
  3. Effectively communicate technical information.
  4. Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data and develop recommendations.
  5. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and societal context.
  6. Use contemporary techniques, skills and tools necessary for engineering practice in education, industry and/or government.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

April 1

Spring Deadline

October 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Udaya B. Halabe

Dr. Halabe has over twenty-five years of research and field testing experience in the area of nondestructive testing and evaluation of structural components. He has numerous publications to his credit in the area of nondestructive evaluation of timber, steel, concrete, and composite structural components. His expertise includes the use of several nondestructive testing techniques such as ultrasonics, ground penetrating radar, infrared thermography, fiber optics, and vibration based technologies. Dr. Halabe is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineering Institute and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and member of two honorary societies, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award (1992-93), from WVU's College of Engineering. He also received the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departmental Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2014-2015 academic years. In addition, he is a recipient of CEMR Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009-2010. In 2012, Dr. Halabe received Chi Epsilon National James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award and Cumberland District Excellence in Teaching Award. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the Structural Engineering Institute Graduate Student Chapter (SEI-GSC) at West Virginia University.

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