The Civil Engineering program produces graduates who function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines and in multidisciplinary environments.

Curriculum may includes topics such as:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Pavement Design
  • Infrastructure Systems Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Statistics and Design of Experiments
Engineering (includes Automotive Systems, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for all undergraduate work taken for a baccalaureate degree. 
  • All GPAs are based on a 4.0 point scale and are cumulative including all undergraduate courses completed; the last two years of undergraduate coursework are equivalent to approximately 60-70 semester hours or 90-100 quarter hours.

Completed application on University Of Tennessee Chattanooga's website

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended (even those from whom transfer credits were earned) to UTC's Graduate School.

To expedite the receipt of official transcripts, UTC recommends the use of an electronic transcript submission service such as:

If mailing official transcripts, they must be mailed directly from the institution to:

  • The Graduate School
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Department 5305
  • 615 McCallie Avenue
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
Application Fee

Pay a $35 one-time, non-refundable application fee ($40 for international student applications). This fee is paid when completing the online application.

International Students

International student applicants (not U.S. born or naturalized citizens) have additional application requirements detailed in the International Student Application Guide on the UTC International Student Services Office web site.

  • GRE is required for Engineering (Automotive Systems, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical), Engineering Management and Construction Management. It is not required for Computer Science.
  • Duolingo English Test

Note: International student applicants must submit admission materials to the UTC International Student Services Office.


Tuition for 30-33 Credit Hours*

In-State: $16,400-$20,500
Out-of-State: $17,800-$22,100


*Based on number of credit hours and semesters. Tuition is subject to change.

  1. Review the following definitions first:
  2. To file a residency appeal, complete the applicable UTC form located under the header "Forms for Assistantships, residency appeals, and tuition differential" on the UTC Graduate School Forms

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. You should investigate any financial aid that seems appropriate to your circumstances.