Opportunities abound within the master's tracks 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.
The Master's in Civil Engineering program gives its students industry-ready knowledge and skills coupled with field-relevant research. Students tailor their program of study to satisfy their own special interests, with guidance from a faculty adviser.
Program Application Requirements3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineApril 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Dr. Radhey S. Sharma
Professor Sharma is Chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to it, he served on the faculty of Louisiana State University (LSU) and Iowa State University. At LSU, he was Roy Paul Daniels Distinguished Professor. He is internationally recognized for his research and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He received Telford Medal, top award, from the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. He has published numerous papers in international journals and conferences. He serves on national and international committees and delivered several keynote and invited lectures worldwide. Dr. Sharma's research program is focused on sustainable civil infrastructure. His other research interests include energy engineering; gas hydrates; sustainable sequestration; and bio-and nano-modification of materials. Dr. Sharma studied at the University of Oxford for his doctorate.