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Construction Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , AR,
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Construction Management develops upper-level management personnel for the construction industry, while helping students to pass the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) examination administered by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).


Program Options:

The Master of Science degree in Construction Management offers two options:

  • Thesis Option: 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, including six credit hours of thesis work.
  • Non-Thesis Option: 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, including a three credit hour project.
  • For both thesis and non-thesis options, the work must include at least 18 credit hours of 7000-level or above work. A maximum of 12 credit hours (with grades of B or greater) can be 5000-level courses, and a maximum of nine credit hours (with grades of B or greater) of graduate courses can be taken from programs outside the construction management program or from another university.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Construction Financial Management
    • Estimating II
    •  Construction Management Fundamentals
    •  Construction Business Operations

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • A bachelor’s degree in construction management or construction engineering, civil engineering, architecture, business, or similar areas is required. 
    • an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test should be taken within five years of application. The applicant must have a minimum verbal reasoning GRE score in the range of 146-150 , a minimum quantitative reasoning GRE score in the range of 150-154, and a minimum score of 3.5 on the analytical writing test.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in spoken English (via the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or the American English Oral Communication Proficiency Test (AEOCPT) exams)
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • Official college transcripts
    • Written statement
    • Resume

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      725 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      725 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      320 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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    • 875 - 1320 USD/month
      Living Costs

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