Grad students sitting in front of the Center for Sustainability

Graduate Life

Graduate studies in the Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are all about balance. In addition to your coursework and research, perhaps you are teaching, raising a family, participating in leadership programs, presenting at conferences, or advising undergraduate students.

Whatever you are balancing, we can help by providing you with the information and resources you need to succeed— in your graduate studies and for years to come.

In most cases, your best resources for information are the civil and environmental engineering faculty and staff, but The Graduate School at Penn State offers some practical advice for you, as well. 



The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084