The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on the 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.
Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion to deny admission to either the Master’s or Ph.D. 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Applicant with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
- 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.
- A Graduate Record Exam Verbal score of 390 (old score system) or 146 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
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.)
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.
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.
Tuition and Affordability
Priority Application Dates
Fall | March 15
Spring | August 15
Summer | February 15
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.
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