Program Overview

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Take your career to the next level with a fully online Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree. UNM's Master of Construction Management program has recently been named one of the top programs in the country by

Whether you are in residential, commercial, industrial, highway, or heavy construction, the MCM program will prepare you for leadership opportunities in the industry. Receive an advanced education in new and expanding areas of construction programming, cost control, project management, construction law, and safety.  

All MCM applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in mathematics and reading and writing in English. 

Possible Careers

The Master of Construction Management was developed with industry input to provide graduates with the skills desired by the construction industry.  MCM graduates will be prepared for project management careers in such fields as construction, engineering, business, and law. 

Read what one professor in the Accelerated Online Master of Construction Management program has to say about this top-ranked degree program in an April 2022 post from our blog.

Learning Goals

Graduates will successfully advance in their careers through:

  • Technical competence in construction management
  • Demonstration of professional skills appropriate for the global construction marketplace
  • An ability to communicate technical/management results in appropriate forums

Student Learning Outcomes

Students receiving Master's degrees in Construction Management will:

  • Exhibit knowledge of management and science fundamentals in construction management
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically assess information in construction management


Tuition and Fees

Total cost per credit hour is $533.38 and is comprised of $428.12 base tuition + $105.26 college differential. A student technology fee is charged each semester. It is $150 in the Fall, $150 in the Spring, and $20 in the Summer. There may be additional costs, depending on the class. Additional costs are often for textbooks, supplemental course materials, and proctoring fees.

MCM Program Admissions Requirements

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): An undergraduate baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) for courses in the major field of study over the last two undergraduate years.
  • GMAT or GRE General Exam Scores: A minimum score of 500 is required for the GMAT. A minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections is required for the GRE. An official score report is required, sent directly from the testing center to UNM.
    • NOTE:Starting in the Spring of 2024, the GRE requirement is waived for students graduating from an ABET-accredited program (see list of accredited institutions and programs here:
  • Language Skills for International Students: International students must meet all UNM Graduate Admissions Requirements including tests for English proficiency. For more information regarding international students, please see International Students and Online Education.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • CV/Resume: Not required for acceptance, but highly recommended.

To apply for the program, in the Program of Interest section within the UNM Graduate Admissions Application, select the following:

College/School:  School of Engineering
Department:  Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Program/Major:  Construction Management (Online only)
Degree:  MCM Construction Management (Online Only)
Interest:  Construction Management Online Degree (MCM-XCMG)

Degree Requirements

About the Program

The Master of Construction Management (MCM) Accelerated Online Program is designed to accommodate students with interest or experience in all aspects and sectors of the construction industry. Prospective students need not have an undergraduate degree in engineering; rather, they are more likely to have a degree from a related field such as management or architecture.  All MCM applicants are expected to have college-level proficiency in English (reading and writing) and mathematics.

The degree consists of five required courses plus an additional five elective courses. The courses can be taken in any order and can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Special course sections are scheduled for Accelerated Online Program students and offered on a cyclical basis. Look for the courses in the current schedule of classes with a course comment that reads "Limited to accelerated online program students only." For more information, contact Nicole Bingham, the Coordinator of Program Advisement, at or 505-277-6633.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Required Courses
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CE 573Construction Law3
CE 574  Quality Matters LogoPrinciples of Written Construction Documents3
CE 575Construction Safety3
CE 577Project Controls3

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)*

Elective Courses
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CE 455Engineering Project Management3
CE 556Soils in Construction3
CE 558Construction Materials3
CE 570Simulation and design of Construction Operations3
CE 571Sustainable Design and Construction                 3
CE 576Project Delivery Systems3
CE 578Temporary Support Structures3
CE 598Global History of Construction


CE 598Advanced Construction Technologies


*These courses may not be offered every semester. Refer to for online course offerings. Other courses may be used to fulfill the elective course requirements upon consultation with a faculty advisor.

Quality Matters Logo  Courses with this insignia have received the National Quality Matters Certification.

Additional Information

This degree is offered as a Masters Plan III Option (course work only) program which consists of:

  • 30 credit hours total
  • A maximum 6 credit hours of Problems (CE 598)
  • A minimum 12 credit hours of 500-level courses
  • A maximum 12 credit hours taken in non-degree status

 Accelerated Online Program

At a Glance

Major Requirements: 30 Credit Hours
Cost Per Credit Hour: $533.38
Length of Classes: 8 Weeks

College/School: School of Engineering

Tuition: Program Details and Tuition & Fee Information


Website: Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Phone: Rick Robb or Olivia Torres-Jojola: (505) 277-9000