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Engineering (ME) - Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics 
Program Description

Program Requirements

Minimum Credit Hours - 30

Core Courses

1. All programs of study will require completion of at least 30 graduate credits.
2. Each program will require 3 credit hours of courses in each of the following
subject areas:
    a. Engineering management/business (3 units)
    b. Applied engineering mathematics (3 units)

    c. Entrepreneurship/Innovation/Design (3 units)

    d. Advanced Engineering Science (3 units)

Major Requirements and Electives (18 units in a specific discipline)

See program course guide


Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Engineering -

The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.

As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.

In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.

An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.

College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Karen E Van Winkle
Graduate Program Coordinator
Karen E Van Winkle
Director of Graduate Studies
Jennifer Guohong Duan
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Masters of Engineering program, the candidate must have attained a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and be admitted to both the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and the University of Arizona Graduate College.  Minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the Graduate College includes a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grade scale.  An official on-line application for admission to the UA Graduate College

Required Materials for Graduate Application:

  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from ALL universities/colleges attended  Please do not send transcripts until you have been recommended
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL Scores (For international applicants only)
  • Minimum GPA - 3.00
Standardized Tests

Required Standardized Tests -

  • GRE score of at least Quantitative 155, Verbal 151, and minimum GPA of 3.0 are required. To be competitive for scholarship, applicants are expected to have GRE score exceeding 160 in Quantitative.  GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona) - 4832  /  GRE Subject Code(s) - CE 1102, CE 1199 (other), EM 1501
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (iBT)(CBT = 213)  or IELTS-composite score of 7 (no subject area below 6).  (For international students only)




Financial Aid
  • Financial assistance in the form of tuition waivers and scholarships are available based on applicant's GPA and overall application.
  • In order to receive financial aid, each student must exhibit full-time graduate status, which requires registration for a minimum of 9 units each semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for institutional funding offered through the UA Graduate College, including Graduate Access Fellowships, UA/SIGP Fellowships, and NASA Scholarships.  Domestic students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Loans, FAFSA, to qualify for institutional funding  Detailed information on UA financial aid may be found at

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 1
  • Spring: June 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 1
  • Spring: June 1

Summer  - No admissions

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements
  • Minimum Credit Hours - 30

  • Minimum GPA - 3.00

  • Minor Requirements - N/A

  • Language Requirement(s) - N/A

Minor Requirements


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Last revised 03 Oct 2018