University Catalog

Construction Management - Graduate Program


Unconditional Admission Requirements

NOTE: Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion to deny admission to the master's program. In cases where GRE performance is relatively poor, all other qualifications presented by the applicant will be carefully evaluated for evidence of potential for success.

A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree is required.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
  3. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 700 (old score system) or 155 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
  4. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Verbal score of 390 (old score system) or 146 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
  5. For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 79 on TOEFL iBT, 50 on the SPEAK, 146 on Verbal GRE, 85 on MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). (MELAB and IELTS are used only when other tests are not available in the applicant's country.)
  6. The complete, overall application package will be reviewed in its entirety for admission, rather than individual requirements above. 

MCM Degree Requirements

The Master of Construction Management degree is a course-work oriented program requiring a total of 30 credit hours of coursework based on the Civil Engineering Department guidelines for the program. 

Only courses completed with a grade of A, B, C, or P can satisfy graduate degree requirements. However, courses in which grades of D or F are earned will affect a student's grade-point average. All students must have an overall 3.0 grade-point-average in all courses taken and a 3.0 grade-point-average in courses included in the degree plan

A student who fails to receive credit (earns a grade of D or F) may repeat the course in order to obtain credit, in which case the grades for both attempts will count in computing the student's overall grade-point average. This average must be equivalent to a grade of C at a minimum. No student will be allowed to repeat a course in order to change a passing grade of C or higher.