Duke Civil and Environmental Engineering | Facts and Stats

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To investigate, develop, and impart fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge relevant to the field of civil and environmental engineering and emerging global and national challenges. From a foundation of core technical knowledge and inquiry, we provide an experiential exposure to innovative problem solving, research, leadership, and creativity that prepares our graduates for successful careers.


Top 20 graduate environmental engineering program

Top 25 undergraduate environmental engineering program (tie)

Top 25 undergraduate civil engineering program (tie)

#17 in faculty scholarly productivity in civil engineering

#27 in faculty scholarly productivity in environmental engineering

Top 10 Graduate Engineering Programs Popular with Women

Sources: U.S. News & World Report; Academic Analytics (v.2020)

Duke CEE At a Glance

  • 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • $6.4 million in new research awards, fiscal 2020
  • 54 PhD students
  • 52 Master's students
  • 37 Undergraduate students
  • 16 BSE graduates, Class of 2020 (May graduates only, first major is civil engineering or environmental engineering)


We offer significant support for competitive applicants—typical scholarships range from



We provide a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate educational program that tracks our faculty's research interests in civil and environmental engineering.

Our graduates are sought after for positions in industry, government, academia and the nonprofit sector.


We offer a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in civil engineering (with study tracks in structural engineering or environmental engineering and water resource) and environmental engineering.

Undergraduate certificates are offered in architectural engineering, global development, and energy and the environment studies.


Duke CEE offers a research- and practice-focused Master of Science (MS), and a career-focused Master of Engineering (MEng).

We offer significant financial support for competitive applicants to our master's programs—typical scholarships range from $20,000-$30,000.

Doctoral (PhD)

We offer a highly-ranked doctoral (PhD) program.

Students may choose from these study tracks:

More than half of Duke CEE PhD grads go onto academic careers, many at some of the world's pre-eminent research institutions. Over 40 percent go onto careers and leadership roles in industry and government. Learn more about where Duke CEE PhD grads go.


The Duke Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is an extraordinary team of faculty conducting research on topics such as the environmental effects of nanotechnology, engineered microbial systems, water resources, hydrometeorology, computational mechanics, geomechanical modeling and characterization and more.

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