Admission Criteria for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Departmental Admission Criteria

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to master graduate-level studies. The evaluation is based on a review of the formal application submitted, transcripts from all previous colleges attended, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants whose native language is not English must also give evidence of adequate proficiency in the English language determined by:

  • TOEFL examination score
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • GRE (General Test)

For complete details, refer to the admission criteria for all graduate level applicants in the College of Engineering.

MSCE Admission Criteria

To earn the MSCE degree, the candidate would normally hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program or its equivalent. A candidate with a degree in another engineering or related field is eligible provided he/she can present evidence of proficiency in:

  • Mathematics
  • Basic and engineering science
  • Computer literacy
  • Engineering design consistent with ABET's Criteria for Basic Level Programs

In the absence of such evidence, the candidate will be required to complete the undergraduate engineering design courses and their appropriate undergraduate prerequisites, including mathematics and basic science courses consistent with the BSCE program at Villanova.

MSWREE Admission Criteria

A candidate is eligible to pursue the MSWREE degree provided he/she can present evidence of proficiency in:

  • Mathematics
  • Basic science
  • Engineering science

In the absence of such evidence, the candidate will be required to complete the following undergraduate prerequisites:

  • Four semesters of mathematics through differential equations
  • Two semesters of chemistry
  • One semester of Newtonian physics
  • Statics/Dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics

The undergraduate prerequisites for the MSWREE degree may be completed in either the day or evening undergraduate programs at Villanova or their equivalent taken elsewhere with departmental approval. Engineering technology courses cannot be used to fulfill undergraduate prerequisites. The undergraduate courses will be in addition to the graduate courses required for the MSWREE degree.

College Admission Criteria

Admission criteria, forms and deadlines for all applicants to graduate programs in the College of Engineering