Dr. Ossama “Sam” Salem, 151 Link Hall, email@example.com, 315-443-2311
Dr. Riyad S. Aboutaha, 151 Link Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-443-2311
Civil Engineering Faculty
Riyad S. Aboutaha, Shobha K. Bhatia, Eric Mun Lui, Dawit Negussey, Ossama “Sam” Salem
The graduate programs in civil engineering at Syracuse University have earned a reputation for superior quality and placing students at the center of attention. Degree recipients working in the public sector, private industry, and academic institutions have made important contributions to the profession. The Civil Engineering program provides coursework and research opportunities in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, infrastructure management, sustainable development, and construction engineering and management.
In addition to these core areas, the students and faculty in the Civil Engineering program engage in interdisciplinary teaching and research, expanding the opportunities available to graduate students. The department is home to the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering, which serves faculty in environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineering with a shared interest in environmental systems. The Geofoam Research Center is also administered in the department. We also have a collaborative degree program with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and we engage in joint teaching with faculty in the School of Architecture, the Whitman School of Management, and at SUNY-ESF.
The M.S. degree in Civil Engineering is a flexible and individually structured program with either a thesis or non-thesis option. Students anticipating further graduate study at the doctoral level should pursue the thesis option. Applicants will also have the option of selecting one of three available tracks; Construction Engineering and Management, Geotechnical Engineering, or Structural Engineering. Students usually complete the M.S. degree within one to two years.
- B.S. in Civil Engineering or the equivalent from an accredited institution. Candidates with undergraduate degrees in another field must have their programs evaluated to determine if additional undergraduate courses are to be included in their program of study.
- At least a 3.0 in a 4.0 rating system or equivalent in the B.S. program coursework.
- Satisfactory scores on all required graduate entrance examinations. A TOEFL score of 80 or higher is required for international students.
- Departmental approval.