Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate degrees offered


  • M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management
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Contacts for Construction Engineering and Management

Graduate Chair

Dr. Terry Stentz


Administrative Coordinator


Campus Address

Lincoln Campus

W145 Nebraska Hall

Lincoln NE 68588-0500

Omaha Campus

107 Peter Kiewit Institute

Omaha NE 68182-0816

Application checklist and deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Construction Engineering and Management in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Personal statement of research interests
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

Application Deadlines for Construction Engineering and Management
Fall and Summer: January 15 Spring: September 15


Master of Science (MS) The Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management degree was designed as a conduit for professionals working in the construction industry to obtain an advanced degree. Typically students in the degree program will continue working on a full or part-time basis for their organization. There are generally no graduate assistantships, fellowships or stipends associated with this particular degree.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The doctoral degree is offered through the unified Ph.D. program in engineering. Upon completion of the program students will receive a Ph.D. in engineering with a specialization in construction engineering and management.

Degree programs in construction engineering and management are offered on both University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering campuses: Lincoln's City Campus and the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha. Students on both campuses work closely with faculty and with professionals in the field and industry.

These graduate programs offer a unique blend of courses and research in business, construction management, construction engineering, engineering, architecture, law, and related disciplines. They emphasize advanced studies in construction with application to a broad range of construction activities and applied research. Learn more about the Durham School Graduate Programs.

The admissions committee and faculty consider applicants' research interests and curriculum vitae or resume when determining if a student might be suitable for a fellowship or assistantship. Master's degree students are not generally offered assistantships, but occasionally the department will make an offer to an exceptional candidate.

Courses and More

Students in Construction Engineering and Management are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and research

Lincoln Faculty

Changbum Ahn
Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction; Construction Simulation; Data Sensing and Analysis
Behzad Esmaeili
Construction Safety; Risk Analysis and Decision Making, Innovation, and Alternative Project Delivery Methods
Bruce Fischer
Architecture; Construction Management; Plan Review Engineering; Graphical Communication
Kevin Grosskopf
Sustainable Energy; Research and Training Provider Expertise in Airborne Infection Control; Mold and 'Sick Building' Syndrome; Fire, Explosive and Windstorm Mitigation; Post-Disaster Response and Recovery; Energy Efficiency
Wayne Jensen
Geotechnical Engineering; Soil and Slope Stabilization
Zhigang Shen
Building Information Modeling; Estimating
Terry Stentz
Physical Work Capacity Testing of Younger and Older Workers Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor; Back Injury Risk Analysis Using a Lumbar Motion Monitor (LLM)

Omaha Faculty

Mahmoud Alahmad
Electrical System Analysis, Design, Distribution, and Protection; Power Management System Design and Implementation; Renewable Energy Alternatives
Stuart Bernstein
Estimating; Personnel Management
E. Terence Foster
Structural Engineering; Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Computer Applications; Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Engineered and Economic Systems; Aerospace
James Goedert
Construction Business Management; Engineering Economics; Construction Materials
George Morcous
Structural Condition Assessment Methods and Systems; Computerized Structural Design Tools
Terri Norton
Structural Engineering; Structural Dynamics; Performance-Based Design; Seismic and Wind Analysis; Risk Identification and Management; Engineering Education
Avery Schwer
Facility Planning; Project Management; Ethics; Environmental Engineering; Sustainable Construction; Investigation of Renewable and Sustainable High Performance Building and Community Applications
Clarence Waters
Lighting and Power Distribution Systems for Buildings; Building Environmental Effects on Humans

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