2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Civil Engineering


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2022

All required application materials must be received by the application deadline, including the online application, transcripts both uploaded into the online application and mailed directly to the department), test scores, and letter of recommendation requests sent to recommenders. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered for financial aid and may only be considered for admission on a space-available basis.

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Optional

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose. One official bachelor's (and master's, if applicable) degree transcript must be mailed directly to the departmental address. International transcripts must be issued in English, as well as the original language if applicable; the degree certificate also must show the conferral date in both languages.

M.S.: Applicants are expected to hold a B.S. degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent.

Ph.D.: Applicants normally should have completed an M.S. degree program with at least a 3.25 grade-point average, and hold a B.S. degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent. Normally the M.S. degree is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Exceptional students, however, may be admitted to the Ph.D. program directly.

Please visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering website for step-by-step instructions on the application process and requirements: www.cee.ucla.edu/graduate-admission/ .

Program Name

Civil Engineering
(Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Civil Engineering is a major offered by the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

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