sarina ergas

Message from the Graduate Program Coordinator

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Civil & Environmental Engineering at USF.  The Department has a strong commitment to the education of future scholars, researchers and leaders in the Civil and Environmental Engineering profession.  USF is an exciting and rewarding place to study at the graduate level.  The department offers a doctoral degree as well as thesis and non-thesis options at the master's level. Areas of specialization within the department include Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Structures and Materials, Transportation Systems, Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering.

Our department has approximately 200 graduate students, about 80 who are working on a doctoral degree.  You will find our faculty members energetic and working on cutting edge research that they incorporate into the classroom.  Our faculty maintains a solid funding base for research through grants from a number of agencies including the Florida Department of Transportation, Southwest Florida Water Management District, U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Energy.  Our graduate students are also involved in research through the Center for Modeling Hydrologic & Aquatic Systems, the Clean Energy Research Center, and the Center for Urban Transportation Research.  Our close ties to the graduate programs in Global Public Health and the School of Global Sustainability as well as our Peace Corps Master's International Program will provide you opportunities to incorporate global issues into solutions for the world's many civil and environmental engineering problems.

Please feel free to contact me or our Graduate Academic Program Specialist if you have any questions about the graduate program in Civil & Environmental Engineering at USF.


Sarina Ergas, Ph.D., PE
Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Phone: 813-974-1119
Office: ENC 3212

Kerenha Iweha
Graduate Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (813) 974-5595
Office: ENC 3305