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Award Information

The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers fully-funded fellowships for domestic doctoral students in our new Investing in Aggie Doctorates (iGRAD) program. Our personalized doctoral degree in civil engineering can elevate your career and impact an ever-changing and increasingly competitive workforce.

Each awarded position will include free tuition and fees, a $30,000 per year stipend and guaranteed funding for three years.

Students who recently completed a bachelor's degree and are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. are also eligible to apply for this program.

Program Details

  • Free tuition, fees and health insurance
  • $30,000 stipend per year including $2,500 per month
  • Guaranteed funding for three years; first year on fellowships
  • 20+ offers to U.S. students
  • 3.5+ GPA and proper academic backgrounds are required
  • Research areas include: coastal, construction engineering and management, environmental, geotechnical, materials, structural, transportation and water resources

Application Requirements

  • GPA: 3.5+
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Why get a Ph.D.?

  • Higher pay ceiling
  • Opportunity to pursue domestic and international faculty positions
  • More leadership options in your career
  • Exciting new job opportunities
  • Conduct research that impacts society
  • Acute shortage of domestic engineers with advanced degrees

College-Level Graduate Admission Requirements

All graduate engineering applications will be submitted using EngineeringCAS, a centralized application service. Application fee waived for iGRAD applicants.

College-Level Graduate Admissions

Application Timeline

Fall Semester
July 15

Spring Semester
Oct. 30

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About Us

  • #9 in graduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report
  • 12 specialty areas
  • 400+ graduate students
  • 70+ faculty
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Resources of one of the nation's prominent research universities making us the largest civil and environmental department in the country

Become an iGrad Fellow

Interested in becoming an iGRAD Fellow? Fill out the information form or reach out to our Graduate Advising Office