Construction Management Online Master's Degree
Take construction management to the next level, become a leader in the field of construction management. Individuals working in all types of construction including residential, commercial, industrial, highway, and heavy construction may benefit from our Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree.
Graduates receive advanced education in new and expanding areas of construction programming, cost control, and project management. The MCM degree is designed to provide graduates with knowledge in key areas of project management including project controls, construction methods and equipment, law, and safety.
Since the program is structured to build upon the educational foundation gained with a bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering or similar areas, educational backgrounds different from construction management may need to take some undergraduate prerequisite courses.
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 was developed with industry input to provide graduates with the skills desired by the construction industry. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be prepared for entry into the construction engineering/project management or related fields of study, such as business, law and other engineering disciplines.
The Master of Construction Management (MCM) 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. However, since the program is structured to build upon the educational foundation gained with an undergraduate degree in construction management, civil engineering or similar areas, educational backgrounds different from construction management may need to take some undergraduate prerequisite courses.
The degree consists of the following 5 required courses plus an additional 5 elective courses. The courses can be taken in any order and can be completed in as little as 12 months:
Required Core Courses
|Course Number||Course Name|
|CE 570||Simulation and design of Construction Operations|
|CE 573||Construction Law|
|CE 574||Principles of Written Construction Documents|
|CE 575||Construction Safety|
|CE 577||Project Controls|
|Course Number||Course Name|
|CE 455||Engineering Project Management|
|CE 571||Sustainable Design and Construction|
|CE 576||Project Delivery Systems|
|CE 579||Methods Improvement in Construction|
|CE 598||Global History of Construction|
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.
- 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. 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
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