Graduate Degree Program Summary
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- Grad Cert in Construction Engineering and Management
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
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Construction Engineering and Management
Dr. Terry Stentz
W145 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0500
107 Peter Kiewit Institute
Omaha NE 68182-0816
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Construction Engineering and Management
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- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Personal statement of research interests
- Three letters of recommendation
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Construction Engineering and Management
- PhD: January 15 for Fall. January 15 for Summer. September 15 for Spring.
- MS: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis; contact graduate secretary for more information.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. Our academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years.
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.
- 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.
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.
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- Students work with an advisor to choose courses, create a plan of study, and follow the Steps to Degree Completion. See courses in:
- Cost of attendance differs from one student to another. Try our Cost Estimator or see Tuition, Fees, and Funding for details.
Faculty and research
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Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction; Construction Simulation; Data Sensing and Analysis
Construction Safety; Risk Analysis and Decision Making, Innovation, and Alternative Project Delivery Methods
Architecture; Construction Management; Plan Review Engineering; Graphical Communication
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
Geotechnical Engineering; Soil and Slope Stabilization
Building Information Modeling; Estimating
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)
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; Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Engineered and Economic Systems; Aerospace
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
Facility Planning; Project Management; Ethics; Environmental Engineering; Sustainable Construction; Investigation of Renewable and Sustainable High Performance Building and Community Applications
Lighting and Power Distribution Systems for Buildings; Building Environmental Effects on Humans