McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Civil Engineering

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering, General
Description Admission to the PhD program is contingent upon a faculty member agreeing to supervise the research to be performed by an applicant. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon passing the preliminary oral examination. Applicants are encouraged to write to the faculty member closest to their intended area of research to determine his or her availability for directing their work. Usually, students permitted to register for the PhD program have a Master's degree acceptable to the Department. In exceptional cases, based on outstanding academic performance, students registered initially as MEng Thesis Option students may be permitted to register for the PhD program. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of two graduate courses at the 500 or 600 level taken in the department of Civil Engineering determined by the Research Director with a view to developing the student's general background, as well as the knowledge required for the proposed research. There is no foreign language requirement. Candidates should plan to appear for the preliminary oral examination within the first year of their registration in the PhD program. The oral examination consists of two parts: a general part and a research part. The candidate must pass both parts individually to continue in the program. A research thesis must be submitted and defended as a final step in obtaining the degree.
Website: Civil Engineering at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]

Applications will be considered upon receipt of: application form; two official transcripts; two confidential letters of reference sent directly by the referees; Ph.D. applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their master's research supervisor; $100 application fee; test results (TOEFL).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015