Graduate Program Areas

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction Engineering and Management provides opportunities for study in cost estimating, green construction, design and simulation of construction operations, means and methods of construction, contract administration and claims resolution, construction planning and scheduling, and project delivery methods. Research is being conducted in the phases of design, construction, operations, and maintenance of constructed facilities.

For more information about the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Jesus de la Garza – Program Coordinator
Dr. Tripp Shealy – Graduate Admission’s Coordinator

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

The environmental and water resources engineering (EWR) program is concerned with the areas of water and wastewater treatment, water quality modeling and assessment, soil and groundwater pollution, air quality engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, movement of pollutants in surface and subsurface waters, design of hydraulic structures, studies of rivers and hydrologic systems, and water planning and policy analysis.

For more information about the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Bill Knocke – Program Coordinator
Dr. Bill Knocke, Dr. Jason He, Dr. Erich Hester and Dr. Kyle Strom – dual Admission’s Coordinator

Geotechnical Engineering

The geotechnical engineering program offers opportunities for study and research in diverse areas including foundation engineering, earth dams, landslide stabilization, environmental geotechnics, in situ testing, geotechnical composites, soil-structure interaction, earthquake engineering, surface characterization, ground improvement, computational geomechanics, geosynthetics, geological engineering, and engineering rock mechanics.

For more information about the Geotechnical Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage.

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Joseph Dove – Coordinator
Dr. Russell Green – Admission’s Coordinator

Structural Engineering and Materials

The structural engineering and materials program offers students the opportunity to take courses and participate in research that focuses on the analysis, behavior and design of building and bridge structures, and a broad range of subject areas in structural materials.

For more information about the Structural Engineering and Materials Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage.

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Carin Roberts Wollmann – Coordinator
Dr. Matt Eatherton (MS), Dr. Ioannis Koutromanos (PHD)  – Admission’s Coordinator

Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering

The transportation infrastructure and systems engineering program includes all aspects of planning, operation, design, construction, operation, management and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure and systems. The program is multimodal, with an emphasis on ground transportation by private automobiles and transit, and air transportation.

For more information about the Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage.

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Pamela Murray-Tuite – Coordinator
Dr. Kathleen Hancock and Dr. Pamela Murray-Tuite – Admission’s Coordinators

Civil Infrastructure Engineering

Civil Infrastructure Engineering emphasizes the highly interdisciplinary nature of civil infrastructure projects by drawing on a diverse mix of faculty both within CEE and outside. Projects would systematically address issues of deterioration science, assessment technology, renewal engineering, socio-economic and environmental impact methodologies, and innovative financial vehicles such as privatization, user fees, enterprise zones and independent authorities.

For more information about the Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage.

Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. de la Garza – Coordinator  & Admission’s Coordinator

Geospatial Engineering

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech is pleased to offer a graduate degree program in Geospatial Engineering. The primary purpose of the program is to provide an integrated educational experience for Civil and Environmental Engineering students at the graduate level. Geospatial Engineering has continued to be a rapid growth area and there is an increasing need for civil and environmental engineers capable of employing spatial information technology tools in a multidisciplinary environment for the purpose of solving engineering problems.

For more information about the Geospatial Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, please visit the program homepage.

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Graduate Program Contacts:
Dr. Kathleen Hancock – Coordinator & Admission’s Coordinator