Application Deadlines

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

Admission requirements for the Master's of Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) from a regionally accredited U.S. College or University. CEM promotes a multi-discipline learning experience and therefore an engineering undergraduate degree is not required.
  • No GRE/GMAT required from students with qualifying degrees from U.S. colleges or universities.
    • International students are required to have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a science-related field and must submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTEA, IELA, or Duolingo scores. Duolingo scores are preferred by the UAB Graduate School. A minimum TOEFL score of 80† is required.

Minimum Score

TOEFL: 80†

IELTS: 6.5

PTEA: 53

IELA: 176

Duolingo: 120

Note: † UAB does not accept My Best Scores from TOEFL. You will need to submit individual test date score reports to your application.

  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since high school must be sent directly to the UAB Graduate School (detailed instructions are included during the online application process).
  • Two years of relevant construction industry work experience or a bachelor’s in engineering or a science-related field.
  • All prospective students must complete a personal live interview with the assistant director (in person, over the phone, or via video conferencing).
  • Three letters of recommendation (can be sent electronically through the UAB Graduate School application portal).
  • Proper computer equipment and high speed internet direct access (learn more about equipment requirements).
  • All prospective students must demonstrate intermediate computer and software proficiency, and have a strong willingness to advance those skills and other forms of online communication.

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

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