Civil Engineering with Concentration in Construction Management, MSCivE

This program is intended for students interested in construction management and engineering or a closely related field. It includes required core courses primarily from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, complemented by electives in civil and environmental engineering and other departments such as mechanical and industrial engineering and business administration. Based on proven proficiency in given areas, students may waive certain core courses and replace them with alternate elective courses.

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 18 SH 18 SH 18 SH
Elective courses 10 SH 6 SH 14 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students who are officially accepted into a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering may apply to pursue one of the following graduate engineering certificates in addition to the MS or PhD. Please visit the links below for additional information about each graduate engineering certificate program, related requirements, and how to apply.

Chemical Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Energy Systems

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Telecommunication Systems Management

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a master's degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate 
in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the16 semester-hour-curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 34 semester hour degree and certificate will require 16 hours of advisor-approved Construction Management technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

CIVE 5221Construction Project Control and Organization2
CIVE 7220Construction Management4
CIVE 7230Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering4
EMGT 6305Financial Management for Engineers4
IE 6200Engineering Probability and Statistics4


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 14 semester hours from the Course List below.14

Report Option

CIVE 8674Master’s Report4
Complete 10 semester hours from the Course List below.10

Thesis Option

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 6 semester hours from the Course List below6

Certificate Option

Students completing this option receive a Graduate Certificate in addition to the master’s degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding the certificate options.

Complete 16 semester hours of graduate certificate course work.16

Course List

OR 6205Deterministic Operations Research4
ACCT 6200Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 13
ACCT 6201Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 21.5
CIVE 5231Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction2
CIVE 7240Construction Equipment and Modeling4
CIVE 7301Advanced Soil Mechanics4
CIVE 7302Advanced Foundation Engineering4
EMGT 5300Engineering/Organizational Psychology4
IE 7215Simulation Analysis4
IE 7290Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment4
IE 7615Neural Networks in Engineering4
INFO 6210Data Management and Database Design4
INFO 6215Business Analysis and Information Engineering4
INFO 6245Planning and Managing Information Systems Development4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required (except for the Certificate Option that requires a total of 34 semester hours)
Minimum 3.000 GPA required