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Master of Science in Construction Management

Overview
Construction Management is defined as a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. A Construction Manager provides a project’s owner(s) with effective management of the project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function.

MS in Construction Management Admissions Requirements

• Possession of an undergraduate degree in construction management, civil engineering, architecture, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or other related disciplines
• A minimum GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale, in the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses and in all graduate courses (students with a lower GPA may be considered only for probationary or non-degree admission)
• Programming competence
• Students with undergraduate degree from a program not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit GRE score


Degree Requirements

MS in Construction Management Degree Requirements

A total of 30 credits is required for graduation.

Students must select an advisor and have a plan of study approved before completing 12 credits. At least 6 courses in a plan of study must be 600 or higher level.

Core course requirements (21 credits)

CEE 670Construction Management

3 cr.

CEE 672Material Selection, Cost Estimation, and Bidding

3 cr.

CEE 609/EMGT 609/IE 609Engineering Cost Analysis

3 cr.

EMGT 627Legal and Ethical Issues of Engineering

3 cr.

EMGT 522Occupational Safety and Health

3 cr.

CEE 606Advanced Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering

3 cr.

or

CEE 641Energy Management

3 cr.

EMGT 648Project Management

3 cr.

or

EMGT 602Engineering Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:21

All Course Option (30 credits program total)

Combination of nine (9) credits of following coursework:

 

CEE 5XX/6XX500-level/600-level CEE elective course

9 cr. max.

and

or

EMGT 5XX or EMGT 6XX (9)

9 cr

or

xxxTechnical Elective Graduate (6)

6 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Project Option (30 credits program total)

Project with presentation (3 credits)

Combination of six (6) credits of following coursework:

 

CEE 5XX/6XX500-level/600-level CEE elective course (6)

6 cr. max.

and

or

EMGT 5XX or EMGT 6XX (6)

6 cr

or

xxxTechnical Elective Graduate (6)

6 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9

Thesis Option (30 credits program total)

Thesis with presentation six (6) credits

Three (3) credits of coursework from the following:

 

CEE 5XX/6XX500-level/600-level CEE elective course (3)

3 cr. max.

or

EMGT 5XX or EMGT 6XX (3)

3 cr

or

xxxTechnical Elective Graduate (3)

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:9
 

**Technical Electives: any departmental course with graduate credit and, with advisor’s permission, from a discipline within or outside of the College of Engineering.

Up to six credit hours may be transferred from another school, subject to approval by the CEE Department.

Completion with at least 3.0 GPA, the minimum required graduate credit hours:

   * Thesis Option with a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework plus 6 hours of thesis

   * Directed Project Option with a minimum of 27 credit hours of coursework plus 3 credit hours of directed project