Graduate students

Graduate advising in our department is done in a similar way to undergraduate advising. Each specialty area has specific degree requirements and a designated advisor for graduate studies. The Graduate Student Services office, located in Civil Engineering Building Room 106, can provide a wealth of information to help you through the graduate degree process.

The staff in this office handle student records information, course substitution requests, and degree evaluation for graduation. They can also assist students with course registration and force requests for Civil Engineering courses. Yunlong Zhang, Assistant Department Head for Graduate Programs, ensures all policies and procedures, academic progress and sanctions, technical requirements, prerequisites and other related issues are properly addressed.

For specific questions related to your area of study, please contact your Area Graduate Coordinators:


Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. It is strongly encouraged that you make an appointment to ensure you are seen that day. You may email Chris Grunkemeyer or Laura Byrd directly.