The requirements to be admitted to graduate study in the Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics Program are the same as those for the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. More information concerning these eligibility requirements can be found at this link.
Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
for Graduate Admission
Before taking graduate courses the following minimum undergraduate course requirements must be satisfied:
Mathematic and calculus courses through differential equations and linear algebra. Statics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, geology, soil mechanics and foundation engineering.
For the Master of Science degree, the GEG program will accept up to 9 hours graduate credit from other institutions toward the minimum course requirements if not used toward another degree.
For the Doctoral degree, the GEG program will accept up to 9 semester hours of 5000 level or above course work may be transferred from another institution and applied towards the 30 hours minimum course work requirement. For a student who has obtained his/her M.S. degree at the University of Colorado Boulder, up to 21 semester hours of 5000 level or above course work may be transferred.