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Civil Engineering

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.

Career Profile

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 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. 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.

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