Civil Engineering and Urban Sustainability (Ph.D. Dual-Title)

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Civil and Environmental Engineering can apply to earn a Ph.D. with a major in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a dual-title in Urban Sustainability. This dual-title degree is designed to prepare professionals to solve challenging urban problems that require working across disciplines. Students enrolled in the dual-title program take courses in topics and develop specific skills relating to urban sustainability. Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering will also conduct an internship or science exchange in Urban Sustainability, help develop and participate in colloquia and seminars, perform community service, and write funding proposals. The dual-title coursework follows competencies outlined by the Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admissions standards of both the Graduate School and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and be offered admission to the CEE doctoral program. Beyond admission standards, admission to the CEE doctoral program involves: proof of financial support (graduate teaching or research appointment, self-support), and commitments from CEE faculty as committee members, and that of an external committee member, as per Wayne State University Graduate School guidance and policy.