Two degrees are offered. A Master of Science in Construction Management for those who write a thesis and a Master of Construction Management for those who do not write a thesis. A major in Sustainable Construction is also available.
* Construction Management Master’s Program Handbook (PDF) *
The Construction Management masters program accepts students who have bachelors degrees from accredited colleges or universities, upper-division grade point averages of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and combined minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of 300 with at least a 140 on the Verbal section of the exam. Applicants also need three letters of recommendation, one of which may come from an employer. It is recommended that applicants also submit a resume.
International students whose native language is not English must also submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 84 for the Internet-based exam and 560 for the paper-based one. A minimum of 21 on each section of the Internet-Based TOEFL is required. On the academic IELTS exam, all sections must have a score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of a 6.5 overall score. Alternatively, students may successfully complete the University of Florida’s English Language Institute program.
Note that admissions are competitive and we evaluate applications holistically. Meeting our minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance into our program.
The Spring 2019 deadline is August 1st 2018. The deadline for Fall 2019 is February 15th 2019. Fall decisions will be emailed to students by April. It is advised to apply as early as possible for any given term.
Please see the page-11 of the master’s handbook (PDF) for a complete list of courses and prerequisites. Not every student will need all of the prerequisites/leveling courses. Those students from Civil Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, and Construction Management programs will be able to waive many of the prerequisites. The prerequisites may be taken as leveling courses once a student has been accepted to the master’s program. Waiving of prerequisites is done via exams just prior to a student matriculating into the master’s degree program.
Both the MCM and MSCM degrees, along with the Sustainable Construction major, are classified as involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by the United States Department of Education.