Please find below the most frequent questions asked with their answers regarding our lab. Feel free to reach if your questions cannot be answered here.


Fall Semester – July 1
Spring Semester – November 15
May and Extended Summer Session – April 1
Summer Semester – May 1
Fall Semester – April 15
Spring Semester – October 15
Summer Semester – February 15


Applicants whose primary language is not English must take an English proficiency test. The test score should not be more than two years old. Applicants who have received degrees from accredited institutions in the U.S. or from institutions in countries where English is the primary language (e.g., the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand) usually are not required to take the test.
UGA will accept satisfactory scores on either the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo language proficiency examinations with the minimum required scores:

  • TOEFL: overall score of 80 with at least 20 on speaking and writing
  • IELTS: overall band-width of 6.5, with no single band (score) below 6.0
  • Duolingo: overall score of 105

The College of Engineering has waived the GRE requirement for all applicants for Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024.


Our research lab is hosted at UGA’s School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering. They offer the following graduate degrees:
Master of Science Programs

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Engineering with an Emphasis on Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Programs in Engineering

  • Resilient Infrastructure Systems Emphasis
  • Environment and Water Emphasis

To apply, the student must have completed a B.S. and M.S. (for Ph.D. applicants) with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET-accredited program or program in a related field.



A minimum of 33 semester hours are required:

  • 23 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    • 9 hours from the emphasis area course list
    • 12 hours of which must be from courses open only to graduate students
  • 1 hour of Engineering Graduate Seminar
  • 6 hours of master’s research or project-based research
  • 3 hours of MS thesis preparation and writing

A minimum of 72 credit hours in the student’s program of study beyond the B.S. degree are required. A thesis master’s degree from an approved university may be accepted for up to 30 credits hours, in which case a minimum of 42 credit hours of approved course work, research and dissertation beyond the M.S. degree would be required as follows

  • 16 hours of graduate-level coursework, including
    •  15 hours of 8000- and 9000-level courses
  • 1 hour of Engineering Graduate Seminar
  • 23 Doctoral Research hours
  • 3 hours of Doctoral Dissertation