The University of Virginia, based in Charlottesville, VA offers a fully funded PhD in Civil Engineering. The Ph.D. in Civil Engineering provides a springboard for careers as an academician, as a researcher, as a consultant, or in management/leadership within a university, institute, industry, or government setting. Most accepted Ph.D. students receive financial aid. Funding offers take the form of GRAs, GTAs, and/or various fellowships. ESE is committed to acquiring the resources to fund Ph.D. students for five years, contingent upon satisfactory progress toward the degree. The department’s default stipend is $27,000 for Ph.D. students.