Oct 29, 2020  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Construction Management, M.S.


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Advisor: Dr. Lingguang Song

The Construction Management Master’s degree program provides the knowledge and skills essential for successful leadership positions in the construction industry.  The curriculum focuses on both fundamental knowledge and advanced topics.  Fundamental courses include estimating, scheduling, contracting, and project management. Advanced courses include industry best practices, risk analysis, decision making, computer applications in construction, sustainability and green construction, quality management, Six-Sigma, and leadership.  Our graduates are prepared to work in the construction industry and in academia.

The master’s program offers three options:

  1. On-line program for U.S. students.
  2. Overseas program (online) for students residing abroad (non-US citizens).
  3. Hybrid program for international students who will reside in the U.S. during their course of study.

Special Admission Requirements-Master of Science in Construction Management

In addition to the College of Technology admission requirements , applicants for the Master of Science in Construction Management must submit scores from the verbal, math, and analytical writing portions of the GRE exam.  Applicants must provide three letters of reference and submit a brief statement of career goals and objectives.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in

  • Construction,
  • Architecture,
  • Civil Engineering, or
  • Related fields.

Experienced professionals without a related degree may be required to take additional leveling courses.

For unconditional admission, applicant must have at least three years of verifiable construction management experience.

Degree Requirements

Depending on their interests, students may select either the thesis option or the project option.  Project and thesis guidelines, specifying other requirements, are updated regularly and are available from the department office.  Students are expected to contact program faculty on possible thesis and project topics.

Thesis Option


Requirements


Graduate Core Courses (7 semester hours)


  • Advanced Mathematics    3 hours
  • Project Management        3 hours
  • Seminar                            1 hour

Departmental Major Courses (24 semester hours)


  • Major Thesis                6 hours
  • Specialization Track  18 hours

Total 31


Project Option


Requirements


Graduate Core Courses (7 semester hours)


  • Advanced Mathematics    3 hours
  • Project Management        3 hours
  • Seminar                            1 hour

Departmental Major Courses (24 semester hours)


  • Master’s Project           6 hours
  • Specialization Track   18 hours

Total 31


Please refer to the College of Technology website for more information.

http://www.uh.edu/technology/departments/construction-management/masters-degree/index.php

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