Construction Management Online Master's Degree
Take your career to the next level with a fully online Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree. Whether you are in residential, commercial, industrial, highway or heavy construction, the MCM program will prepare you for leadership opportunities in the industry.
Receive an advanced education in new and expanding areas of construction programming, cost control, project management, construction law and safety.
All MCM applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in mathematics and reading and writing in English.
The Master of Construction Management was developed with industry input to provide graduates with the skills desired by the construction industry. MCM graduates will be prepared for project management careers in such fields as construction, engineering, business and law.
Program Learning Goals
Graduates will successfully advance in their careers through:
- Technical competence in construction management
- Demonstration of professional skills appropriate for the global construction marketplace
- An ability to communicate technical/management results in appropriate forums
Student Learning Outcomes
Students receiving Masters degrees in Construction Management will:
- Exhibit knowledge of management and science fundamentals in construction management
- Be able to communicate effectively
- Demonstrate the ability to critically assess information in construction management
The Master of Construction Management (MCM) Managed Online 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. All MCM applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing) and mathematics.
The degree consists of five required courses plus an additional five elective courses. The courses can be taken in any order and can be completed in as little as 12 months.
Special course sections are scheduled for Managed Online Program students and offered on a cyclical basis. Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to managed online program students only." For more information, contact Nicole Bingham, the Coordinator of Program Advisement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-277-6633.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|CE 570||Simulation and design of Construction Operations||3|
|CE 573||Construction Law||3|
|CE 574||Principles of Written Construction Documents||3|
|CE 575||Construction Safety||3|
|CE 577||Project Controls||3|
Elective Courses (15 credit hours)
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|CE 571||Sustainable Design and Construction||3|
|CE 576||Project Delivery Systems||3|
|CE 598||Soils in Construction||3|
|CE 598||Global History of Construction||3|
|CE 598||Construction Materials||3|
The degree is offered as a Masters Plan III Option (course work only) program which consists of:
- 30 credit hours total
- A maximum 6 credit hours of Problems
- A minimum 12 credit hours of 500-level courses
- A maximum 12 credit hours taken in non-degree status
MCM Program Admissions Requirements
- Grade Point Average (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.
- GMAT or GRE General Exam Scores: A minimum score of 500 is required for the GMAT. A minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections is required for the GRE. 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. For more information regarding international students, please see International Students and Online Education.
- Learn about our requirements for students without an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Construction Management degree on the Department of Civil Engineering website.
Master of Construction Management Major at a Glance
30 Credit Hours
Tuition Cost per Credit Hour
Time to Completion
As Little as 12 Months
*School or College differential tuition will be applied, in addition to the base tuition rate. Additional fees may also apply. See the current full tuition and fee information.