Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
**Ph.D. is available through the Unified Ph.D. Program in Engineering with a specialization in Construction.
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: US steps to admission or international 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:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-79
- OR minimum IELTS - 6.5
- Personal statement of research interests
- Three letters of recommendation
- M.S. and Ph.D. applicants: Use GAMES for online submission of materials.
- M.Eng. applicants: Submit references, statement of purpose, and resume directly to Construction Graduate Programs, 1110 S 67th Street, Omaha NE 68182.
Application DeadlineFall: February 15 Spring: September 15 Summer: February 15
DescriptionMaster of Engineering (MEng) is primarily intended for the working professional and requires at least two years of construction related experience. This program offers a unique blend of courses in construction, business management, engineering and law.
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.
Degree programs in construction are offered at the two University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering sites, Lincoln's City Campus and the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha. The Durham School's Construction Management Department (Lincoln) and Construction Systems Department (Omaha) are approximately 50 miles apart within the metropolitan area of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Students on both campuses work closely with faculty and with professionals working in the field and industry.
These graduate programs offer a unique blend of courses and graduate research in business, construction management, construction engineering, engineering, architecture, law, and related disciplines. The emphasis is on 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 applicant's 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 MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
Faculty and Research
Director, The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
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