Welcome to graduate study in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University! The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint new and continuing graduate students in the program with the opportunities and requirements for graduate study and graduate degrees. Useful information for our graduate students, including this document can be found at: For additional information or explanation of matters that are unclear, please contact the Civil Engineering Graduate Programs Office by calling (765) 494-2436 or emailing

Degree Titles

Graduate degrees awarded by the Lyles School of Civil Engineering include:

  • MSCE: Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy