Clemson's distance-learning master's degree program, which began in 1992, is the only totally distance-learning construction master's degree program in the United States. It is one of four master's degree distance-learning programs that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in Washington, DC recognizes and promotes to its members as a means to attain a graduate level degree and to teach in the discipline. In addition, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in Gainesville, FL has recognized Clemson's graduate programs as a step in their construction industry career path and has promoted it as a component of their Project Management Academy taught at Clemson University and other locations throughout the United States.
- Materials and Methods: Descriptive study of the materials and methods of construction focusing on nomenclature, building materials and assembly of building systems consisting of wood, masonry, foundations, interior and exterior finishes, steel, concrete and roof assemblies.
- Contract Documents: Working drawings, specifications and the various contracts required to carry out a construction project.
- Estimating: Quantity take-off of materials, assigning labor and equipment production rates, pricing and wage rates.
- Scheduling: Planning and scheduling concepts as they relate to a construction project such as the critical path method, resource loading and cost analysis.
- Project Management: Study of construction business organizations, methods of project delivery, field organization, policy, ethics, project management, labor relations and productivity.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction View 366 other Masters in Civil Engineering & Construction in United States
- Application Fee of $80 (domestic), $90 (international), $60 (non-degree).
- Online Application
- Personal Statement
- Letters of Recommendation
- U.S. universities are required by law to verify that students entering the United States on F-1 and J-1 visas have adequate financial resources to meet expenses.
- Applicants to graduate programs at Clemson University must hold a four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or a master's degree from an institution whose scholastic rating is satisfactory to the University.
- Transcripts – Firstly, a set of unofficial transcripts is required. The the official transcripts are set to be submitted by the applicants who are offered admission.
International20958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National20958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State10568 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5284 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
- The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal student aid gift assistance program available to undergraduates.
- The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is available to full-time, first-time undergraduates who have exceptional financial need.
- The South Carolina Need-Based Grant is a program awarded to South Carolina residents demonstrating financial need.
- Federal Perkins Undergraduate Loan - Awards are made on the basis of financial need, with priority given to students demonstrating exceptional need.
- Federal Graduate PLUS Loan - Students enrolled in graduate programs can apply. Students must enroll at least half-time (five hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
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