Master of Construction Management Admission Requirements
Unconditional Admission Requirements
NOTE: Performance on the GRE will not be the sole criterion for admitting applicants or the primary criterion to deny admission to either the master's or Ph.D. program. In cases where GRE performance is relatively poor all other qualifications presented by the applicant will be carefully evaluated for evidence of potential for success.
A student must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:
- A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (Applicant with an appropriate Bachelor's Degree in another discipline is considered, subject to satisfactory completion of deficiency courses for area of interest.)
- Students with different undergraduate disciplines (Architecture, Science, Business, Management, etc.) can enter the program taking assigned leveling courses. Leveling courses will be determined based on the educational background and experience of the student.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful applicant.
- A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative score of 700 (old score system) or 155 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
- A Graduate Record Exam Verbal score of 390 (old score system) or 146 (new score system) or higher is typical of a successful applicant.
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 558 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 220 on the computer TOEFL, 83 on TOEFL iBT, 40 on the TSE-A, 50 on the SPEAK, 400 on Verbal GRE, 85 on METLAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), or 7 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). (METLAB and IELTS are used only when other tests are not available in the applicant's country.)
- Favorable letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's academic work.
If applicants do not meet requirements for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission may require that the applicant receive a B or better in at least their first 9 hours of graduate coursework applicable to their degree being sought at UT Arlington, take additional English courses, and/or deficiency courses as required.
An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whom otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.
A deferred application decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.
Denial of Admission
A candidate may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.
Waiver of GRE Admission
A waiver of the GRE may be considered for a UT Arlington graduate who has completed an undergraduate degree within the past 3 years from normal undergraduate feeder program for CE degree. Students must complete the last 60 hours of study and in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The student must comply with all other requirements for admission to the Graduate School, i.e., submitting application, paying fees, providing required transcripts, letters of reference, etc. The applicant's record will be assessed for evidence of strengths relevant to success in the Civil Engineering graduate program. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement shall not be the sole determinant or the primary criterion for granting a waiver.
Facilitated Admission of Outstanding UT Arlington Undergraduates
Facilitated Admission may be considered for a student who has graduated from UT Arlington no more than one academic year prior to proposed entrance to the graduate program. Students must complete the last 60 hours of study at UT Arlington. The student's UT Arlington GPA must equal or exceed 3.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The applicant's record will be assessed for evidence of strengths relevant to success in the Civil Engineering graduate program. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement shall not be the sole determinant or the primary criterion for granting facilitated admission.