The program includes core classes that will give you critical, hands-on CEM experience and an unprecedented depth of technical and practical mastery.

The master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) with a specialty track in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) is available for students that have a BS in civil engineering or another engineering discipline.

The CEM track is designed for flexibility, giving you the opportunity to choose courses that meet your needs and schedule. The program advisor and director of CEM is Erik Backus, and your project advisor is selected through mutual agreement between the director of CEM, a potential project advisor and yourself.


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The Civil and Environmental Engineering program with a specialty track in Construction Engineering Management consists of 30 total graduate credits. These credits are concentrated in three core CEM courses (9 credits), three civil and environmental engineering electives (9 credits), three business management courses (9 credits) and an ME project (3 credits). Students usually complete this program in one to two years.

Construction Engineering Management Curriculum

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General Admission Requirements

A complete application file consists of the following:

  • Application form.
  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — three letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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