Graduate Studies

Welcome to Graduate Studies at UC Davis CEE!

Graduate research and education are among the key strengths of the department. The civil engineering program is ranked as the 9th best in the nation in the most recent US News and World Report rankings and the environmental program is ranked as the 13th best public program. With research expenditures exceeding $20M, our faculty members are world leaders in a variety of subjects dealing with the preservation, protection and sustainability of the natural and built environment. Our interests and expertise can be viewed as a trichotomy of overlapping systems (natural systems, built systems, and behavioral systems) in conjunction with a trichotomy of methodologies (mathematics and computational methods, laboratory experimentation on model scales, and real-time measurements in the natural and built environment).