Top Graduate Schools for Structural Engineering

Last week, we mentioned that with the engineering industry on the rise, there is more of a need for talented individuals in the field. For those of you who have developed an interest in structural engineering and are looking to take your education a step further, we may have just a few great suggestions for you. With the help of Education Portal, we can give you provide you with a bit of information on the top three structural engineering graduate programs in the country right now.


1.    Stanford University, CA
In 2011, U.S. News & World Report listed the university’s graduate engineering school as #2 of America’s Top Colleges. Through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of this graduate school, students can earn degrees in both structural engineering and geomechanics.

2.    The University of California – San Diego in La Jolla Also making the list for being one of the top universities in the U.S, UCSD’s engineering school, The Jacob’s School of Engineering, ranked #14 by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. At this particular school, graduate students have the option of receiving their M.S. or their Ph.D. in the field of structural engineering.

3.    The University of Texas at Austin Included in the top 20 of the same list was both UT Austin’s undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. At this particular university, programs in structural engineering are offered at both the master’s and doctoral level in the Civil, Architectural or Environmental Engineering Departments.

Of course, these are not the only options you have when considering an education in structural engineering. In fact, this article goes on to list an additional ten graduate schools that would be great to look into. Check it out and make the next step towards a career in this exciting field!

(Post by Tray Allen of James Thomas Engineering)

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