Structural Engineering: Joint Doctoral Program

Engineering Sciences/Structural Engineering (SE77)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers four doctoral degrees in Engineering Sciences. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Structural Engineering: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Engineering Sciences/Structural Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Apply first to SDSU. Please review SDSU's website for further information.

Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is recommended.

Please see SDSU's website for more information.
For SE UCSD, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE test requirement is waived for Fall 2021 admissions cycle. With that said, because the Structural Engineering Department reviews all application materials in its entirety, GRE scores will also be considered if submitted.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose




Contact Info

Campus Office Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 340A
Mailing Address
Department of Structural Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive M/C 0085
La Jolla, CA 92093