Guidelines for Applying

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

  1. Application Form. Form should be submitted online.
  2. Statement of Objectives - give specific reasons for selecting your field of study, contemplated research areas
    and professional plans. It is important that you indicate one of the following fields of specialization as your major
    area of study: 1) Environmental; 2) Geotechnical; 3) Structures; 4) Transportation; or 5) Water Resources.
  3. Official transcript of all colleges attended.
  4. Three letters of recommendation are required and must be printed on letterhead. At least two letters must be from
    faculty members with whom you had taken class(es). You can also use your employer as a reference. The letters
    should state your qualifications for graduate study.
  5. $40 Application Fee. Can pay by credit card if applying on-line or can send money order or personal check, if from a
    US bank, must be payable to KSU Graduate School. The university does not permit us to waive the fee regardless of
    the circumstances.

All applicants will receive an email confirming that we received your application and give you a reference number with a
website where you can enter your reference number to check the status of your application. If there are ANY documents that
are missing from your application, your application will not be evaluated until all documentation has been received. If your
application says complete then you do not need to send any more documentation.

 

International Students

  1. Application Form. Form should be submitted online.
  2. Affidavit of Financial Support. To save any delays it would be best to have all three sections filled out appropriately
    right away. Fill out the sections, in no way, will affect the chances of getting any financial assistance. This form has nothing to
    do with the department's decision of giving support; it is a required form for the Graduate School. No certificates of
    deposits are accepted. To download the form click here.
  3. Statement of Objectives - give specific reasons for selecting your field of study, contemplated research areas
    and professional plans. It is important that you indicate one of the following fields of specialization as your major
    area of study: 1) Environmental; 2) Geotechnical; 3) Structures; 4) Transportation; or 5) Water Resources.
  4. Official transcript of all colleges attended.
  5. Three letters of recommendation must be printed on letterhead with original signatures and at least two letters must be
    from faculty members with whom you had taken class(es). You can also use your employer as a reference. The letters
    should state your qualifications for graduate study.
  6. TOEFL score (550 paper-based / 213 computer-based / 79-80 internet-based or higher).
  7. GRE score (80% or higher, Quantitative Portion).
  8. $55 Application Fee. Can pay by credit card if applying on-line or can send money order or cashier's check must be
    payable to KSU Graduate School. The university does not permit us to waive the fee regardless of the circumstances.

All applicants will receive an email confirming that we received your application and give you a reference number with a
website where you can enter your reference number to check the status of your application. If there are ANY documents that
are missing from your application, your application will not be evaluated until all documentation has been received. If your
application says complete then you do not need to send any more documentation.

Deadlines:

Fall - February 1 (August enrollment)
Spring - August 1 (January enrollment)
Summer - December 1 (June enrollment)

Send applications to:

Graduate Program
Civil Engineering Department
Kansas State University
2118 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-5000

Email address:

gradce@ksu.edu