About the Program
Students with backgrounds in civil engineering as well as related disciplines are invited to apply. Students with science backgrounds desiring admission to the graduate program will be required to complete course work, prerequisite or otherwise, that will assure successful completion of the graduate program. Specific course work requirements will depend on the area of specialization desired by the applicant. Applicants must identify a specialization from one of the following areas: environmental, fluids/ hydraulics, geotechnical, structural, systems, or transportation.
Financial aid in the form of Research assistantships (RAs) and Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are available on a competitive basis. Typically, only students with very high GPA and GRE scores are awarded financial support for their graduate studies. Students must apply for admission to be considered for financial aid. Applications from international students must reach the Graduate College by the dates specified in the catalog in order to be considered for financial aid. Offers of financial aid are made in writing by the department, which assumes no responsibility to provide financial support unless an offer is made in writing. Also, when the department has made an offer to provide financial support, it has no obligation to honor the offer unless the student attends UNLV and enrolls in the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program during the initial semester for which financial aid was offered.
- Construction Management (M.S.C.M)
- Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)
- Master of Science in Transportation (M.S.T.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering
Non-degree seeking students may also take graduate-level courses if they meet the required pre-requisites.
- Karakouzian, Moses
(1988), Professor; B.C.E., American University of Beirut; M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University; P.E., Ohio.
- Ashley, David B., Interim Chair
- Ahmad, Sajjad
(2006), Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan; M.E., Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
- Batista, Jacimaria Ramos
(1997), Associate Professor; B.S., Federal University of Ouro Preto; M.S., Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
- Ghafoori, Nader
(2003), Professor; B.S.C.E., Texas Tech University; M.S.C.E., Ph.D., University of Miami.
- James, David E.
(1990), Associate Professor; A.B., University of California, Davis; M.S., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.
- Kaseko, Mohamed S.
(1993), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Dares-Salaam; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.
- Ladkany, Samaan
(1984), Professor; B.S., American University of Beirut; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Luke, Barbara
(1995), Professor; A.A., University of Florida; B.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., University of California, Berkeley.
- Paz, Alexander
(2008), Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Cauca, Colombia; M.S., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, PR; Ph.D., Purdue University.
- Piechota, Thomas
(1999), Professor; B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
- Said, Aly
(2006), Assistant Professor; B.S., Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; MScA, Universite de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; MEng, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
- Teng, Hualiang
(2004), Associate Professor; B.S., M.S., Northern Jiaotong University; M.S.C.E., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Purdue University.
- Tian, Ying
(2007), Assistant Professor; B.S., Hebei Polytechnic University;M.S., Tsinghua University; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.