Programs – Ph.D. in CE


The Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering (specializing in Construction Engineering and Management) is open to outstanding applicants who have demonstrated excellence in their coursework and a capability for independent research. The focus of the doctoral work is on the student’s dissertation research, which must make a significant contribution to knowledge. Ongoing and recent research by Tishman Construction Management Program faculty and students is described on the Research Page of this website. All admitted Ph.D. students are offered a Fellowship and full financial support for the entire duration of their program.

Interested applicants should read this brochure outlining Guidelines for Applicants and Prospective Students. Then, if there are any additional questions, please visit the FAQ section and the main CEE Ph.D. Programs page and the CEE Admissions page.

Application Materials

Required Materials:

Application materials required for Ph.D. applications consist of the following:

  • Completed application form (see website below)
  • Application fee
  • Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (Marksheets) from college or university that has awarded or will award degree
  • International Students only:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) scores (international students only). See this site for minimum score requirements.

Note: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are optional and no longer required from Ph.D. applicants. Please see FAQs for an explanation.

Application Forms:

Web applications, application forms, and other materials are available for Ph.D. admission from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies

For further information contact: