Master of Construction Management

University of Texas Arlington

Program Description

Master of Construction Management

University of Texas Arlington

The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on management of construction projects. It includes elective courses in architecture, business, and management. This master's degree is designed mainly for applicants with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, but students with different undergraduate disciplines can enter the program by taking assigned leveling courses.

Construction Management

Advances in construction technologies, financing, and methods underscore the need for a sound and systematic management of construction projects. Organizational structures, business models, and the capability of implementing new technologies into practice necessitate advanced study in construction management. The Master of Construction Management degree provides interdisciplinary studies in commercial, residential, heavy/highway, and industrial applications to address a broad range of challenges facing the construction management field.


Available On Campus and Through Distance Learning

In addition to our traditional on-campus, all-evening classroom environment, this program is available via distance learning. This flexible option is ideal for engineering and construction professionals who choose to pursue an advanced degree while employed. Distance learning students are able to watch lecture materials online. Additionally, the Blackboard course management system will be used for tests, class assignments, and group discussions.

The only courses that require laboratory work are CE 5379 (Construction Cost Estimating), and CE 5386 (Construction Planning and Scheduling). For these two courses, students are required to complete a number of laboratory exercises and complete a project. Since it is possible to provide students limited time versions of software used with these two courses (Primavera P6, Timberline, and Heavy Bid), students can complete lab exercises without physically being present on campus.


Degree Plan and Program Requirements

The degree completion requires:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours (10 courses). Some course combinations may add to more than 30 credit hours.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0)
  • The minimum time required for earning the degree is expected to be one year (two full semesters + summer), or three full semesters of full-time enrollment (one and one-half years). Part-time enrollment is permitted. International students must meet full-time registration requirements.
  • All classes are taught in the late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working professionals.
  • Up to nine transfer graduate credit hours (three courses) may be accepted from an accredited institution with the approval of the program director.
  • A 3-credit hour (CE 5395) independent study course (project) may be substituted for one of the electives.


Construction Core Courses

  • CE 5344 Construction Methods - Field Operations
  • CE 5379 Construction Cost Estimating
  • CE 5386 Construction Planning and Scheduling

Commercial and Residential Option

  • CE 5300 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • CE 5378 Construction Contracts, Specifications, and Administration
  • CE 5300 Construction Sustainability
  • CE 5300 Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • General Elective with Approval of Program Director

Infrastructure and Heavy/Highway Option

  • CE 5388 Pipeline Construction and Trenchless Technology
  • CE 5389 Pipeline Asset Management and Sustainability
  • CE 5345. Infrastructure Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation
  • CE 5300 Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • General Elective with Approval of Program Director

General Construction Management Option

With prior approval of the Construction Management Program Director, students may choose to take courses from the following departments under a specific focus area:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Management

Construction Elective Courses

  • CE 5300 Topics in Civil Engineering
  • CE 5377 Construction Project Mgt. and Job Costing
  • CE 5378 Construction Contracts, Specifications, and Administration
  • CE 5387 Construction Productivity
  • CE 5345 Infrastructure Evaluation, Maintenance, and Renewal
  • CE 5388 Pipeline Construction and Trenchless Technology
  • CE 5389 Pipeline Asset Management and Sustainability


Leveling Courses

Students with different undergraduate disciplines (architecture, science, business, management, etc.) can enter the program by taking the required leveling course determined based on the educational background and experience of the student.


Courses from Other Departments

In addition to the above electives, with prior approval of the program director, students may choose to take courses from the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Management

Sample electives may include the following existing courses:

  • ACCT 5301 Accounting Analysis I
  • ACCT 5302 Accounting Analysis II
  • ACCT 5322 Accounting for Management Planning and Control
  • ARCH 5395 Sustainability for Everyone
  • ARCH 5395 AUTOCAD
  • ARCH 5395 BIM & Viz (Visualization)
  • ARCH 5333 Construction – II
  • ARCH 5326 Environmental Controls Systems
  • ARCH 5362 Structural Systems for Buildings
  • FINA 5311 Business Financial Management
  • FINA 5330 Real Options
  • IE 5301 Advanced Operations Research
  • IE 5318 Applied Regression Analysis
  • IE 6302 Facilities Planning and Design
  • MANA 5312 Management
  • MANA 5330 Negotiations & Conflict Management
  • REAE 5311 Real Estate Analysis
  • REAE 5315 Real Estate Trends & Issues
  • REAE 5337 Real Property Law

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission Requirements

NOTE: Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion to deny admission to the master's program. In cases where GRE performance is relatively poor, all other qualifications presented by the applicant will be carefully evaluated for evidence of potential for success.

A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree is required.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
  3. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 700 (old score system) or 155 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
  4. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Verbal score of 390 (old score system) or 146 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
  5. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 79 on TOEFL iBT, 50 on the SPEAK, 146 on Verbal GRE, 85 on MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). (MELAB and IELTS are used only when other tests are not available in the applicant's country.)
  6. The complete, overall application package will be reviewed in its entirety for admission, rather than individual requirements above.


Degree Requirements

The Master of Construction Management degree is a course-work oriented program requiring a total of 30 credit hours of coursework based on the Civil Engineering Department guidelines for the program.

Only courses completed with a grade of A, B, C, or P can satisfy graduate degree requirements. However, courses in which grades of D or F are earned will affect a student's grade-point average. All students must have an overall 3.0 grade-point-average in all courses taken and a 3.0 grade-point-average in courses included in the degree plan

A student who fails to receive credit (earns a grade of D or F) may repeat the course in order to obtain credit, in which case the grades for both attempts will count in computing the student's overall grade-point average. This average must be equivalent to a grade of C at a minimum. No student will be allowed to repeat a course in order to change a passing grade of C or higher.


Tuition and Fees

Fall 2018 Graduate Nonresident Tuition and Fees

Fall 2018 Graduate Resident Tuition and Fees


International students will want to submit financial documents/statements as they also submit application materials for admission.

International financial statement form


Our application priority dates are:

Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1


Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission please submit the application and associated materials by the priority date. However, it is important to apply well in advance of your intended start date to be eligible for program-specific funding opportunities such as assistantships and fellowships. Keep in mind that departmental application processing times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2018
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10,126 USD
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