North Dakota State University

Construction Management

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Program Information

Degree Offered:

Certificate, M.S.

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Department of Construction Management and Engineering offers three separate and distinct graduate programs: 1) Master of Science in Construction Management, 2) Master of Construction Management, and 3) Graduate Certificate in Construction Management. The Master of Science in Construction Management is an on-campus, research-focused degree. Students are expected to significantly contribute to the development and delivery of scholarly publications and to the development and submission of research grant proposals as determined by the major adviser. In addition to the Graduate School requirements, to be admitted into the Master of Science in Construction Management applicants must:1) Have earned a baccalaureate degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or other related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent to attain full standing, 2) Submit an official transcript for each college/university attended, 3) The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants, 4) Submit a one-page “Statement of Research Objectives and Qualifications” that directly relates to one of the “Research Interests” of the CM&E faculty, 5) Submit a two-page resume, and 6) Submit three (3) letters of recommendation. Prospective students must submit application materials directly to the NDSU Graduate School via the online application process. Various types of financial assistance are available to graduate students as described on the Graduate School website. For exceptional applicants, the CM&E Department may offer a graduate assistantship, which consists of a monetary stipend and a possible tuition waiver; however, student activity fees and program fees are not waived. There is no separate application process for graduate assistantships. Applicants are evaluated based on their credentials and/or experience. The Master of Construction Management is an online professional program consisting of 30 credits of course work and the Associate Constructor (AC) Exam. The Master of Construction Management is administered through Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) at NDSU. In addition to the Graduate School requirements, to be admitted into the Master of Construction Management, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or other related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent to attain full standing; submit an official transcript for each college/university attended; submit a two-page resume; submit a one-page “Statement of Purpose” outlining reasons for pursuing the Master of Construction Management; and submit three letters of recommendation. Prospective students must submit application materials directly to the NDSU Graduate School via the online application process. Applicants who are deficient in the CGPA requirement are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management. Although successful completion of the Graduate Certificate does not guarantee acceptance into the Master of Construction Management, the Graduate Certificate will be seriously considered in application decisions related to the Master of Construction Management Program. Graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, and financial aid offered by the CM&E Department, the Graduate School, or NDSU are not available to students in the Master of Construction Management program. The Program of Graduate Certificate in Construction Management provides an online course learning experience constituting a distinct knowledge-base and a specific set of associated skills within the areas of estimating, scheduling, and project management at the graduate level. These three areas constitute a body of knowledge that represents the fundamental core of construction management. In addition to the Graduate School requirements, to be admitted into the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in construction, engineering, architecture, or other related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or equivalent to attain full standing; submit of an official transcript for each college/university attended; submit a two-page resume; submit a one-page “Statement of Purpose” outlining reasons for pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management; submit three letters of recommendation. Prospective students must submit application materials directly to the NDSU Graduate School via the online application process. Graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, and financial aid offered by the CM&E Department, the Graduate School, or NDSU are not available to students in the Graduate Certificate in Construction Management Program.

Accreditation:

American Council for Construction Education

International Student Requirements:

M.S.: TOEFL ibT 81 or IELTS 7 or PTE Academic 54; M.Cons.M.: TOEFL ibT 79 or IELTS 6.5 or PTE Academic 53

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $352.87 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999