• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Construction Management is a combination of engineering technology, construction techniques, and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. Construction managers oversee the entire construction process, coordinating contractors, setting timetables, and monitoring costs.


The Construction Management program at the University of New Mexico prepares students to use machines, materials, money and people efficiently to achieve maximum profit and complete construction projects on time to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management, and business gives the student a background and understanding of management’s point of view in the construction industry. 

Students have the opportunity to work on real-life projects with mentors, such as planning and designing the construction of facilities ranging from a wastewater treatment lagoon to an 80-foot pedestrian bridge.

The Master of Construction Management (M.C.M.) program is designed to accommodate students with interest or experience in all aspects and sectors of the construction industry. Prospective students need not have an undergraduate degree in engineering; rather, they are more likely to have a degree from a related field such as management or architecture. Many classes are offered either on-line or in the late afternoon/early evening to accommodate practicing professionals.

It is expected that all students in the M.C.M. program will complete the Project Option (Plan II) or Coursework Option (Plan III).  Under certain circumstances, students showing exceptional research skills are allowed to complete the Thesis Option (Plan I).  Students wishing to complete the Thesis Option should consult their advisor early in their program.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Structural Analysis 
  • Envir and water resource eng
  • Engineering Economy 
  • Soil Mechanics 
  • Constr Methods & Equipment 
  • Structures for Construction 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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).

General Requirements

  • GPA: An undergraduate baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) for courses in the major field of study over the last two undergraduate years.
  • GRE General Exam or GMAT Scores:  A minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections is required for the GRE.  A minimum score of 500 is required for the GMAT.  An official score report is required, sent directly from the testing center to UNM.
  • Language Skills for International Students:   International students must meet all UNM Graduate Admissions Requirements including tests for English proficiency.
  • All MCM applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing) and mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per 24 credits

Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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