M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

ICM Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the ICM graduate student advisor?

Are the ICM courses available both on-campus and online?

What are the requirements for admission to the ICM program?

What if I want to take a few courses, but am not ready to pursue a degree?

How do I apply and when are the application deadlines?

What is the tuition?

Do ICM student’s quality to receive financial aid?

Who do I contact about Veteran’s benefits?

How and when do I pay for courses?

Are there required textbooks to buy?

Where do I find my courses?

Who do I contact if I forget my username or password?

When are courses offered?

Are all courses offered each semester?

What are the MICM degree requirements?

How do I register for courses?

May I skip a semester and not register for a course?

What is UF’s policy for dropping and adding courses?

How do I get a UF Gator 1 (student) ID card?

How do I contact my professor?

How do I apply to receive a certificate?

May a MICM student attend commencement?

Where do I get football tickets?

Is this degree as valid as an on-campus UF degree?

Is the degree STEM?

Still have a question?

Who is the ICM graduate student advisor?

Joseph J. Carroll

352.273.1181

josephcarroll@dcp.ufl.edu

Are the ICM courses available both on-campus and online?

No, ICM courses are exclusively distance education courses and are conveniently delivered utilizing a web-based e-learning system.

What are the requirements for admission to the ICM program?

  • For Degree seekers
    • an undergraduate degree
    • a cumulative verbal and quantitative GRE score of 300 or higher
    • a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • For international applicants a TOEFL score of 80 or higher on the Internet-Based exam (550 on the Paper-Based) or a 6 or higher on the IELTS.
    • a statement of purpose
    • three letters of recommendation
    • five years of related work experience (an updated resume is required)
  • For Certificate seekers
    • an undergraduate degree
    • a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • a statement of purpose
    • one letter of recommendation
    • 3 years of related work experience (an updated resume is required)

What if I want to take a few courses, but I’m not ready to pursue a degree?

If you have short term career advancement goals, enroll as a certificate student and obtain a specialized certificate in Sustainable Construction and/or  Construction Project Management.

We recommend contacting the ICM Program Advisor prior to submitting an application.

How do I apply and when are the application deadlines?

Application deadlines: 

Spring admission – September 15 of the previous year
Summer admission – March 1 of the same year
Fall admission – June 1 of the same year

Applicants will need to pay the application fee and have official transcript(s) sent to the UF Office of Admissions

How much does the ICM program cost? (tuition and fees)

The current tuition rate is $1,950 per ICM course. The MICM degree consists of 11 courses. Therefore, the total cost of the degree is 11×1950 = $21,450. The certificates consist of four courses each. Therefore, the total cost of one certificate is 4×1950 = $7800. The application fee amount is posted on the UF Office of Admissions’ website. The application fee and ICM tuition rates are the same for all students, both in-state and out-of-state. There are no additional fees associated with the program, however, a student may be required to purchase a textbook for the course(s) they are enrolled in.

Does an ICM student qualify to receive financial aid?

Degree seeking students may qualify for federal financial assistance, and should fill out the FAFSA for a determination. Contact Student Financial Affairs, 352-392-1275, http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/ for more information.

Certificate students do not qualify for federal financial assistance but may be eligible for personal student loans. Check with your bank or credit union or agencies such as Sallie Mae for more information.

The MICM degree and ICM certificates do not qualify for the Employee Education Program.

Who do I contact about veteran’s benefits?

Contact the Office of Veterans Services, 352- 294-3261, http://veterans.ufl.edu/

How and when do I pay for courses?

Go to ONE.UF, http://one.uf.edu/ and login with your Gatorlink username and password, click on Financial Services, then Make a Payment. Electronic check is a free service; credit card payments have a service charge. Note that UF does not accept Visa. If you mail a check, it must be received by the due date (not the postmarked date).

The deadline for payment each semester can be found on the UF Graduate School’s academic calendar.

Are there required textbooks to buy?

Much of the course material is presented in the courses themselves. Students may also be directed to websites to download additional information. If a textbook is required, to purchase a book, the professor will post where it can be purchased online. The UF Bookstore does not order books for the ICM program.

Where do I find my courses?

Go to ONE.UF, http://one.uf.edu/, click on My Record, then e-Learning, and login with your GatorLink username and password.

Who do I contact if I forgot my username or password?

Contact the Help Desk at 352-392-HELP (4357) or help@dcp.ufl.edu

When are courses offered?

Our program follows UF’s calendar with courses offered Spring, Summer-session C, and Fall semesters. For dates and deadlines please see  the UF Graduate School’s academic calendar.

Are all courses offered each semester?

MICM courses are offered Spring and Fall semesters. Summer classes vary. Please reference our teaching schedules for exactly which courses will be offered each term.

What are the MICM degree requirements?

To earn a Master of International Construction Management degree a student must successfully complete 11 ICM classes.

Of these 11 classes, ICM 6930 and ICM 6934 are required. The other 9 classes are electives.

  • ICM 6930 is a research methods course (prerequisite to ICM 6934) and should be taken the semester before a student plans to graduate.
  • ICM 6934  consists of conducting research on a chosen topic, writing a report, and presenting that report on campus. Students should only register for this course in their last semester (the semester they are graduating in). Students should make plans to be on campus for one day during their last semester to present their research report to a committee which will consist of three professors who teach ICM courses.

On the day of a student’s research presentation, the student will also take a four hour comprehensive exam which will include a few questions from each course that has been completed.

How do I register for courses?

You should send an email to the graduate advisor, see ICM Registration for details. Please note that you will need to clear any active holds before you can be registered for classes.

May I skip a semester and not register for a course?

Yes, one semester. If you skip two consecutive semesters or more without registering for courses, then you will become inactive. To become an active student again, you will need to reapply and register for classes for the term that you wish to begin again.

What is UF’s policy for dropping and adding courses?

Courses can be dropped or added during the drop/add period without a penalty. During Spring and Fall semesters this period is the first week of classes (first 5 days); Summer drop/add is allowed the first 2 days of classes.

The dates for the drop/add period each semester can be found on the UF Graduate School’s website. Reference their Academic Calendar.

How do I get a UF Gator 1 (student) ID card?

A distance education student can order a UF identification card online through Gator 1 Central.  Students cannot order a card until they have registered for a course.

How do I contact my professor?

The faculty will provide their contact information in each of their courses, including office or cell number, an email address, and times when they can be reached.

How do I apply to receive a certificate?

Go to ONE.UF, http://one.uf.edu/, under My Record, click on Certificate/Degree Application, and apply for it in the semester you are completing the final course(s) for it. UF mails your certificate to you after the semester ends and posts it to your official transcript.

May a ICM student attend a graduation ceremony?

Yes, those who complete a MICM degree may participate in commencement. Information about commencement can be found on the UF Registrar’s website.

Where do I get football tickets?

Yes, ICM students can enter the football lottery or purchase tickets that become available by contacting the Gator Ticket Office, 352-375-GoUF (4683) or 800-34-GATOR (42867).

Is this degree as valid as an on-campus UF degree?

Yes, there is no indication on the UF transcript indicating that the MICM is a distance education program.

Is the MICM degree STEM?

Yes, the MICM degree is classified as a degree which involves science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by the United States government.

Still have a question?

Joseph J. Carroll

352.273.1181

josephcarroll@dcp.ufl.edu