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Prior to applying to UAB Graduate School, review all admissions requirements and contact Dianne K. Gilmer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Assistant Director, to schedule an interview. You can also request an interview through the contact form below.

How to Apply for Admission

After completing the interview process, go to the UAB Graduate School Application to complete and submit your online application. You will need the following to complete the application:

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When you begin the Graduate School application, you will create your account and receive a confirmation email.

  • Application for: Master’s Degree
  • Intended program: Master of Engineering (MEng), not M.S. in Civil Engineering
  • Concentration: Construction Engineering Management (CEM)


Three letters of recommendation are required. Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit them online via the TargetX system. Electronic submission is the preferred method.


Request one official transcript to be submitted electronically or mailed by each post-secondary issuing institution to the UAB Graduate School:

UAB Graduate School
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Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: August 1
  • Spring Admission: December 1
  • Summer Admission: April 1

Additional Requirements for International Students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a science-related degree. GRE scores are not required for international students, however students who have taken the GRE may upload their scores (Institution code: 1856).

International students must also submit English language proficiency test scores. For information regarding TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English language proficiency test scores, please visit the UAB Graduate School.

Application Fee

Submit non-refundable application fee payment:

  • Domestic: $50.00
  • International: $60.00

Schedule an Interview


Prospective students who meet the admission requirements should apply to UAB Graduate School only after completing the admission interview. To schedule an interview or to ask questions about the CEM concentration, contact:

Dianne K. Gilmer, MEng, PMP
Instructor and Director of CEM Student Affairs
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Phone: (205) 975-5848
Fax: (205) 934-9855

Or fill out out the contact form below.


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All of the courses in the CECM program have real world relevance.