The School of Civil and Construction Engineering offers outstanding opportunities for graduate studies in the fields of Civil (CE) and Construction Engineering (CEM). The Oregon State School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) excels in collaborative research and preparing work-ready graduates. Corvallis is a great place to live, and the friendly and skilled people here help make our school a truly enjoyable place to further your education. Please review the resources on this page to organize your application.

Minimum Admission Requirements

To become a Civil or Construction Engineering graduate student you must be admitted to Oregon State University through both the OSU Graduate School and CCE. Our faculty carefully review the material submitted to determine adequacy of academic background and alignment of the proposed study with the expertise of the faculty. The Office of Admissions will determine whether the general university conditions for admission have been met. Applicants will be notified by the Office of Admissions as to the action taken. The School does not have the capacity to accommodate all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements. 

When to Apply 
Standard graduate admissions for CCE are for fall term only. If you wish to be considered for financial support beginning in fall term, you must apply by December 31 of the same year. We do not accept applications for winter or spring starts unless the applicant has explicit approval of a CCE faculty member who will serve as the research advisor. Because such applications often fall outside of the typical review cycle, they will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and the review schedule will vary.

Prior Degree
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. International students must have completed the equivalent of a four-year American baccalaureate degree.

Grade Point Average (GPA)
School of Civil and Construction Engineering requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale). The GPA is based on the last 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credit hours of the first baccalaureate degree plus all work completed thereafter. For international students, the GPA is based on the last 2 years of undergraduate courses.

The School does not require applicants to submit GRE scores as part of their application for upcoming application cycle (fall 2022 entry).

Language Proficiency
Current English language proficiency requirements are posted on the International Student page of the OSU Graduate School.

Statement of Objectives
Applicants must include a description of their objectives in pursuing the advanced degree. This should be a brief summary (1,000 words or less, which is typically about two typed pages) of the applicant's career goals, research interests, and pertinent experience. This information is submitted as part of the electronic admission form (see below).

Recommendation Letters
You must provide the names and email addresses of three professional references as part of the online application. Your references will be sent instructions on how to submit their letters.

Applying for Admission

The university application must be completed and submitted online.

Questions? We welcome you to contact us!