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Information for Students

 

Established in 2011, the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) brings together civil, environmental, coastal, and oceanographic engineering faculty to solve cutting-edge problems related to global sustainability.

We strongly suggest reading the Admissions Checklist section before applying for our graduate program.

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Learn about the Civil, Coastal and Environmental Graduate Programs! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

These virtual information sessions will give you the opportunity to learn about the program, and admissions process and meet current students. Students will discuss their experiences in each graduate program.

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Spring 2023 Career Showcase

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center 01/17/2023 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring 2023 Career Showcase

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center 01/18/2023 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Admissions Checklist

Please read this entire section BEFORE redirecting the page to apply for admissions.

  • Statement of Purpose: Please indicate the faculty who you are interested in working with and if you have secured any outside funding in this statement.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Submit recommendations ONLY through the online application (no hard copies accepted).
  • 3.0 Upper-Division GPA: Applicants must provide their upper-division GPA calculation. Include all courses after 60 credit hours that were earned toward your bachelor’s degree.
  • Official Transcripts: You must submit official transcripts from each institution that you indicate on your application to the UF Office of Admissions. For some US applicants, transcripts may be forwarded electronically by an institution if there is an agreement with the University of Florida. Upload your unofficial transcripts within the online application to expedite your application.
  • Official Test Scores
      
    Submit all scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions.

    • We do not require the GRE or FE for admissions purposes. Our only test requirement is for International Applicants only.
    • For International Applicants only: English Language Proficiency Test
      TOEFL required score=80 or IELTS required score = 6.0.
      For exceptions for this requirement, see the UFGrad School policy regarding “International students,” “English Proficiency.”
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  • Background Courses
     

    • At least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus.
    • One semester of physics and one semester of biology; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of physics; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of biology.
    • Computer competency
    • CCE Applicants also must have at least one semester of chemistry.
    • EES Applicants also must have at least two semesters (or three quarters) of chemistry.
  • Graduate Admissions Application If you are interested in being considered for both our Ph.D. program as well as our Master’s program you must submit an online application for each program. Each application will be reviewed separately and you will receive an admissions decision letter for every application you have submitted. You will need to visit UF’s Graduate Application page to apply online. Include the following information:
    • College: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
    • Program: Civil Engineering (CE); Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering (COA); or Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES)
    • Research/Specialization: A specialization is required to have your application reviewed by faculty.
    • Approximately 24-48 hours after submitting an application, the applicant will receive an email with information on how to set up the check status page. Once it has been set up the applicant should check it regularly as the UF Office of Admissions could request additional items that are needed for credential clearance. Once all requested documents have been received, reviewed and cleared by that office, the department can then proceed with finalizing your application decision.

Second time applying? If you applied previously and you were unsuccessful in gaining admission, we will consider a new application from you if something from your previous application has significantly changed and you feel you are a more competitive applicant. You should include an explanation in your statement of purpose as to why you feel your application should be reconsidered for admission and what has changed. Our review takes into consideration all aspects of the required documents. For example, while you may have improved your test scores, your application may not still be competitive based on all other supporting documents. If nothing has changed, we do not encourage applications to reapply to our programs as you will receive the same result. Instead, we want to encourage you to look at other programs that the University of Florida offers that may be more suitable and competitive for you.

 

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Graduate Program Contacts

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Paula Johns
Academic Program Specialist I


352-294-9168

Office
Weil Hall 365D

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Nancy McIlrath
Graduate Academic Coordinator


352-294-7801

Office
370C Weil Hall

Chad Spreadbury, E.I.

Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Engineering Sciences

"What I enjoy most about our graduate program is the opportunity to engage in real-world challenges while using science and engineering to research solutions and watch our work unfold to have lasting impacts in our fields of study and improve our communities."

Student Testimonial

Mariel Ojeda Tuz

Graduate Research Assistant, Civil & Coastal Engineering

"Sharing this experience with people from all around the world has been one of the best unexpected things I ever had at the graduate program at the University of Florida. Some of the reasons why I chose UF is because of the highly competent faculty members, the infrastructure and the resources, all of them are essential components to meeting my goal, which is developing research."

Student Testimonial

Chad Spreadbury, E.I.

Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Engineering Sciences

"What I enjoy most about our graduate program is the opportunity to engage in real-world challenges while using science and engineering to research solutions and watch our work unfold to have lasting impacts in our fields of study and improve our communities."

Student Testimonial

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