Prospective Students

Did you know that Agricultural Engineering is part of Civil Engineering?
Zachary Stoll working on the USGS 104b Project
Jelena Karapetrovic wins 2nd place at the Phoenix Traffic Expo
NMSU Civil Engineering competed in the 27th International Environmental Design Contest
Helem Al-Beer working at Intelligent Structures and Nondestructive Evaluation (ISNDE) Lab

Build your future.

Civil Engineers design, build and maintain the cornerstone of our society such as roads, bridges, drinking water, energy systems, airports, and green infrastructure.

For over a century, New Mexico State University has been offering civil, environmental, and agricultural engineering courses. We offer Bachelor of Science (B.S.),  Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering (M.E.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs in civil and environmental engineering. As an undergraduate, you may also choose to minor in agricultural, environmental, goetechnical, structural, and/or water resources engineering. We are committed to preparing our students to be licensed engineers and leaders in the profession.

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Graduate Program Admission Information
The Civil Engineering Department does not have a deadline but it is recommended that you apply by March 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission (especially if you are an international applicant).


To apply, please go to the NMSU Graduate School ( and for international applicants, important information is also provided at the Office of International Students and Scholar Services ( Please indicate if you have private funds or sponsorships. Applications need to be complete so faculty members can conduct their review and make decisions regarding acceptance and graduate assistant support. Teaching assistantships are assigned based primarily on your English skills, position availability and prior experience in instruction. Research assistantships are awarded based primarily on availability of funding, reference letters, and prior research experience and accomplishments (e.g., publications, patents). All required documents listed below need to be uploaded BEFORE you submit your application. E-mails copies of any document(s) that were not uploaded into the application will not be accepted.

  • GPA minimum requirement 3.0
  • For application to be complete, three letters of support need to uploaded by professional references. Your application is not complete until all three letters are uploaded. (Note that reference letters are not required for the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering degree option.)
  • Statement of Purpose: please indicate your primary area of interest (environmental, geotechnical, structures, transportation or water resources) so that we can forward your application to the correct faculty review committee)
  • GRE is not required, though favorable for assistantships
  • "For international students, the minimum English Proficiency scores are as follows: TOEFL (79 IBT, 550 PBT); IELTS (6.5); or Duolingo (105). The student is responsible for checking with the graduate school for English Proficiency exemptions based on country.
  • Transcript copies uploaded to application required for departmental review only (copies need to be clear and readable). Originals should be sent to the Graduate School for final decision. Thank you for your interest in our graduate degree programs and good luck.