The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering is developing engineers that are creating and testing new ideas for sustainable infrastructure in this increasingly urban world. 

Admission Deadlines

Fall and Summer - December 15
Spring - September 1 

Graduate Admissions

Applicants must submit all of the following materials by the appropriate deadline. NOTE: Once you submit your documents online they cannot be deleted or edited. Therefore, please be sure your documents are correct before you upload them.

All applicants to the graduate program must apply using the Cockrell School of Engineering graduate application. Do not use the ApplyTexas application.  Applicants must select a specific area of research when filling out the application. 

Application fee - The fee is $65 for U.S. and Permanent Residents and $90 for International students 

Official GRE scores required for Spring 2025 applicants: Send official scores from The Educational Testing Service (ETS). The ETS institution code for the GRE is 6882. No department or program code is needed. The GRE is waived for Summer and Fall 2025 and future applications.

Official TOEFL score sent by ETS - Required for international students unless they have an undergraduate degree from an English speaking country. Getting an MS from a U.S. university does not qualify for a TOEFL waiver. The ETS code for TOEFL is 6882. The IELTS exam is an acceptable alternative to the TOEFL. The official IELTS score report should be sent directly to GIAC. Qualifying Countries 

Official transcripts - Applicants should upload one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college they have attended. Transcripts are not required from junior colleges and community colleges. See instructions for uploading the pdf of transcript(s).

Statement of Purpose (SOP) - Submit online with your application. If you do not wish to be considered for financial aid or have your own funding or fellowship, please indicate so in your Statement of Purpose.

Resume - Suggested, but not required. You may upload your resume onto the Cockrell graduate application.

Three letters of recommendation, preferably from academic sources - When you complete the "References" portion of the online application for admission, you will list the names and email addresses of those you have asked to recommend you. Be sure that the email addresses are current and accurate. You will be asked to inform us if you are going to waive the right to view your letters after they are submitted. Please indicate this waiver by answering the associated question on the application for admission. After you submit the application online, GIAC will send an e-mail message to the addresses you provided and ask your recommenders to visit a web site where they can complete a questionnaire and upload their letter of recommendation. Your recommenders will be informed if you have not waived your right to view their letters of recommendation.

To monitor and maintain your requests for reference, please go to MyStatus. There you can monitor the status of your pending recommendations, resend a Request for Reference email to your recommenders, add a new recommender, and revise your FERPA (right to view) status from retained to waived. If you have additional questions about online recommendation letters, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Online submission of recommendations is strongly preferred, but we will accept paper recommendations if absolutely necessary.

Class ranking if available - The department would also like to know your class rank (eg. 3rd out of 40 Civil Engineering seniors), if available. If your university does not rank its students, please let us know that or ask one of your recommenders to estimate your ranking.