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Graduate Admission

How to Apply

For more information on applying to the online master’s degree, please visit our dedicated admission page.

Minimum Application Requirements

All applicants must meet the UW Graduate School’s minimum admissions requirements of:

  • Equivalent of a four-year Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.0 GPA in last 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits
  • Proof of English language proficiency (non-native English speakers only)

Highly qualified applicants will hold a bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, or other built environments discipline from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in another field should highlight significant professional experience in construction or completion of the UW Certificate in Construction Management in their application.

General information is available from the Graduate School’s Admissions FAQ.

International applicants should also review the Graduate School’s International Applicant Information.

Please contact with any questions.

MSCM Application

Domestic Applicants

Quarter Deadline Notification by Quarter Start (*)
Autumn July 1 August 1 October 1
Winter November 1 December 1 January 1
Spring February 1 March 1 April 1
Summer N/A N/A July 1

International Applicants

Quarter Deadline Notification by Quarter Start (*)
Autumn March 15 May 1 October 1
Winter July 1 August 1 January 1
Spring October 1 November 1 April 1
Summer N/A N/A July 1

*See UW Academic Calendar for specific quarter start dates.

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Apply to the Graduate School

Start the application process at the graduate school admissions portal. Create an applicant profile that will include basic applicant contact and demographic information including citizenship, your application account password, and other information.  If you are offered admission, you will be required to send original official transcripts to the Graduate School for verification of your B.S. degrees and school accreditation.

Provide Required Materials

Once you have created a profile in the graduate school admissions portal, you will need to provide the following information:

GRE scores are no longer required or considered for admission to the Master of Science in Construction Management.

    1. Unofficial transcripts from all previous educational institutions
    2. English Language Proficiency test scores for international applicants
    3. Statement of Purpose
      • This one-page essay explains why you seek admission to the M.S. Construction Management program (see complete instructions in the online application).
    4. Personal résumé or CV
    5. Three letters of recommendation
      • From current or former employers, supervisors, or college professors
      • Recommendations will be submitted online through the online application
    6. International applicants are required to convert their final degree score into the US 4-point system in order to obtain an equivalent GPA.  Use the Scholaro GPA Calculator to determine your US-equivalent GPA. Take a screenshot showing the course credits, scores, and calculated GPA and upload to the online application.


After your application has been submitted, you can check the status by logging back into the online application portal.

The Construction Management Department Admissions Committee will begin to review all applications within two weeks of the application deadline. Departmental decisions are made approximately four weeks from the start of the review process and conveyed through the online application. Official letters of admission are sent by email to accepted applications.