Master's Program Admission

Admission to the Master of Science with a major in Construction Management is open to persons holding the Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Construction Technology, Architecture, Management or a related degree from an accredited college or university. Preference in admission will be given to applicants having professional experience in a construction work environment. The admission procedure is competitive in that students will be admitted only if academic accomplishments and work experience demonstrate that they can successfully complete the program.


Regular Deadlines

All admissions materials must be received by:

  • Fall Semester: June 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Summer Semester: April 1

Admission Materials

Applicants must supply all of the following the the Office of Graduate Admissions in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission to the program
  • Official copy of scores on the Graduate Record Exam "General Test"; or the GMAT
  • Official transcript from each college the applicant has attended
  • At least three recommendation forms which have been completed by supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, one of which must be from the current supervisor. 
  • An application letter, which should state your interest and goals for the MS and the potential use of the degree.  

*Additional requirements for international students (applying from outside the United States) 


Admissions Criteria

  • A score of 291 (new scoring system) 850 (old scoring system) or better on the General Test (verbal and quantitative) of the GRE, or a score of 500 on the GMAT
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale

GRE/GMAT Waiver Admission
Applicants may request for waiver for admission without the GRE/GMAT based on the meeting one of the criteria below.

  • The applicant has at least ten years of full-time construction professional experience demonstrating progressive responsibilities in estimation, scheduling, project controls, project management or leadership positions.
  • The applicant has at least 3.25 undergraduate GPA and at least five years of full-time construction professional experience demonstrating progressive responsibilities in estimation, scheduling, project controls, project management or leadership positions.
  • The applicant has at least 3.5 undergraduate GPA in a construction related degree from Kennesaw State University or another ACCE accredited institution, or in an ABET accredited engineering degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The applicant has already earned a graduate degree from an institution regionally accredited at the time of degree conferral, or its equivalent in the case of students applying with an international education background.

Note: Meeting one of the criteria above allows the candidate to request a waiver, but it does not guarantee that the waiver will be granted. Final admission decision is at discretion of KSU CM graduate program administration. 


Program Acceptance 

Upon receipt of all completed application materials, the student is eligible for review by the CM Graduate Committee. Application materials include the application form, transcripts of all college course work, GRE or GMAT scores, TOEFL scores (and other international student requirements as applicable) by the Admissions/Registrar’s office and recommendation forms (plus statement of career goals if for conditional status) by the Construction Program office. The CM Graduate Committee will review the admissions documents and make recommendations to the Graduate Director of Graduate Admissions who will send a letter of acceptance.

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