Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

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


  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Terry Stentz
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Department 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 in GAMES

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

Application Deadline

   Fall: February 15   Spring: September 15   Summer: February 15

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Master of Science (MS) is a research based degree intended for individuals with a degree in the engineering or management area who wish to acquire knowledge or skills for higher level technical or management work and who want an introduction to graduate level research. Tracks are available in Construction Engineering or Construction Management.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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 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 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

Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction; Construction Simulation; Data Sensing and Analysis
Architecture; Construction Management; Plan Review Engineering; Graphical Communication
Sustainable Energy
Geotechnical Engineering; Soil and Slope Stabilization
Building Information Modeling; Estimating
Construction Ergonomics; Construction Productivity; Human Factors

Omaha Faculty

Electrical System Analysis, Design, Distribution, and Protection; Power Management System Design and Implementation; Renewable Energy Alternatives
Estimating; Personnel Management
Structural Engineering; Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Computer Applications
Construction Business Management; Engineering Economics; Construction Materials
Structural Condition Assessment Methods and Systems; Computerized Structural Design Tools
Structural Engineering; Structural Dynamics; Performance-Based Design; Seismic and Wind Analysis; Risk Identification and Management; Engineering Education
Energy Efficient Design of Buildings; Passive Solar Energy Design; Green Building Design and Construction; Computer Usage in Construction
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Construction Engineering and Management Processes; Construction Economics; Engineering Education
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Facility Planning; Project Management; Ethics; Environmental Engineering; Sustainable Construction
Statics; Dynamics; Strength of Materials; Hydraulics; Soils Technology; Asphalt Paving; Engineering Numerical Methods
Lighting and Power Distribution Systems for Buildings


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