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Construction Science and Management

Clemson University

Master
12 months
Duration
20958 USD/year
20958 USD/year
10568 USD/year
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About

The MCSM Program was started in 1986 when approval was received from the State of South Carolina to offer the state's only graduate program in construction education. All courses in both programs are taught live on the Clemson University campus and via distance learning technology.

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Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
159 (verbal)
147 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee of $80 (domestic), $90 (international), $60 (non-degree).
  • Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5284 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Grants:

  • 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.

Loans:

  • 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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