Important Announcements

Curriculum Changes

The purpose of graduate advising in FIU CEE is to ensure students are successful in completing the graduate degree requirement and derive the best educational value from their experiences in the department.

Advising involves academic planning, degree requirements, course prerequisites, and the selection of an academic advisor. Once selected, your academic advisor helps with administrative procedures such as registration.

The graduate program director will serve as your de facto advisor upon your acceptance to a CEE graduate program. The GPD will provide initial advising and help you with change of major, course equivalencies and graduation requirements, among others.

Important Graduate Degree Information
Requirements for MS Degrees
(Civil & Environmental)
Degree Requirements for Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Core Course Requirements for MSENV and MSCE
(all specializations)

Important information for graduate students:

  • Graduate orientation is held each fall, within the first two weeks of the semester. Attendance is strongly recommended for all incoming students. Orientation dates are posted in advance.
  • To change your degree program to Civil or Environmental Engineering, please fill the Change Graduate Program form ( and email it to the GPD.
  • Appointments with your graduate advisor should be made in advance via email. It is strongly recommended that you schedule your appointments during times other than the days directly preceding deadlines. Planning in advance can save you delays and problems.

Below, you’ll find forms and tools related to graduate advising.

Class Schedule:
Department Forms:
How to apply for graduation:

Graduate Program Director:

Xia Jin headshot

Xia Jin, Ph.D., AICP

Graduate Program Director and Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Transportation Engineering

Dr. Xia Jin is a Graduate Program Director & Professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Jin has over 15 years of professional and academic experience in transportation planning. She is the director of the Travel Behavior and System Modeling lab at FIU. Her research areas include human and freight mobility behavior analysis, travel demand forecasting, emerging mobility options and vehicle technologies, stated preference surveys, the impacts of e-commerce on travel demand, the modeling framework and impact assessment of telecommuting, and freight mobility and safety analysis. She has over 60 journal publications and over 70 conference proceedings. Dr. Jin serves on a committee for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies: The Travel Survey Methods Committee (AEP35), and the Travel Behavior and Values Committee (AEP30). Dr. Jin holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Master of Urban Planning and Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She is also a professionally certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Dr. Jin’s Curriculum Vitae¬†

Office: EC 3672
Phone: (305) 348-2825