Master of Science Admissions – Requirements

Admissions Requirements

A summary of the requirements for the admissions to the Master of Science in Construction Management is given below. Check the Resources & FAQ section for more information about the requirements.

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in a construction-related field, such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Building Technology, and Architecture, from an accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Check the FAQ section for how to apply if you have a B.Sc. degree in another field of study.  
  • Have earned a grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a four point scale). Check the FAQ section if you have a GPA slightly less than 3.0. Field experience and track record of construction positions might still support your application.
  • Have reasonable scores in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Reasonable scores with the quantitative part around 144 (500 on the older scale) are required. Check the FAQ section for exemptions from the GRE.  
  • Be proficient in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Reasonable scores on TOEFL or similar other tests are required. For example, a score of 92 or more on the TOEFLiBT is preferred. Lower scores than 92 would still be accepted, check the FAQ section for more information.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Submit detailed curriculum vita (résumé).
  • Submit a statement of purpose/goals.

The applicant for graduate admission will start by applying at the graduate school using the online portal. Parallel to that, the applicant must send a copy to the department graduate program coordinator. The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews and evaluates the applications, makes the decisions of admissions, and notifies the Graduate School and the applicant of the decision. The Admission Committee makes the decisions based on the above listed qualifications and requirements, however, before offering admission the Committee may request the applicant to take further courses or preparations before and/or after starting the degree program particularly for those applications who might have deficiency in any of the requirements.