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Nationally Ranked

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The Graduate Engineering Program was nationally ranked 28th Best Online Engineering Program by US News & World Report for excellence in online engineering education.

Nationally Ranked

Best Online Construction Mgmt 2016

The Master of Engineering degree was nationally ranked third (3rd) by Affordable Colleges Online for Best Online Construction Management Program.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

For more information about SACS accreditation, visit the SACS webpage at

What about the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accreditation?

Typically, graduate programs in Engineering are not ABET accredited.
ABET accreditation of the CECM concentration of the Masters of Engineering through the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) would require either
(1)   only accepting students from accredited engineering undergraduate degree programs
(2)   requiring students without an ABET-accredited engineering undergraduate degree to take extensive baccalaureate-level coursework.

The CECM Master of Engineering is not ABET accredited because of the limitations defined above.