The Tishman Construction Management Program (TCMP) offers the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree program in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M), as well as multiple options for dual degrees in collaboration with other programs at the university. The TCMP also offers the M.S.E. degree program in Civil Engineering (with a specialization in CE&M) for applicants who specifically require that their M.S.E. degree be in Civil Engineering (and not CE&M) for reasons such as scholarship sponsor compliance or active-duty military student rules. The M.S.E. (CE&M) is the preferred and recommended degree program for most M.S.E. applicants.
The information below describes the M.S.E. program and the available dual-degree options. Please read this entire information first along with this brochure outlining Guidelines for Applicants and Prospective Students. Then, if there are any additional questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and the main CEE admissions page.
The M.S.E. program requires 30 credit hours of graduate work, including either a professional practice project, research project, or a thesis. At least two courses must be taken in areas other than construction, at least one which must be mathematically oriented.
Current and Newly Admitted Students: More information about the M.S.E. program of study can be found in this document outlining Guidelines for Current and Newly Admitted MSE (CE&M) Students. Students can also view or download a Plan-of-Study Form.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is generally required for application to the M.S.E. program [This requirement is waived for 2021, 2022 and 2023 applicants due to the Covid-19 pandemic]. Letters of recommendation are also required.
Students who do not meet undergraduate degree requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission. Students may be required to take courses without graduate credit to remedy deficiencies in their undergraduate programs.
Master of Science in Engineering Programs
M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M)
This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Tishman Construction Management Program. Regular admission is open to students holding a degree in any engineering discipline.
Dual M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management / Master of Science in Engineering
Dual MSE degree programs combine a 30-hour M.S.E. (CE&M) program with another 30-hour Master’s program resulting in a 51-hour program, 9 hours of which satisfy requirements for both programs. Usually these 9 hours are core courses from the other Master’s program, used as electives in the Construction Engineering and Management program. An applicant who has recently received or is working toward a Master’s degree in another area of engineering at Michigan can complete the M.S.E. (CE&M) with an additional 21 hours of coursework. Please visit the FAQ section for additional information. If there are further questions, please contact Prof. Carol Menassa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dual M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management / Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The dual degree program requires the 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours of graduate construction electives in the M.S.E. (CE&M) program and the 30 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives in the MBA program. Students also take a 3-hour independent study course (CEE 530 or CEE 630) to integrate general Construction Engineering and Management skills. Students also take Construction Management (CEE 331), without graduate credit, if they have not taken it or its equivalent previously. The dual degree program combines the two-year, 60-hour MBA program with the one-year, 30-hour M.S.E. (CE&M) program, resulting in a two-year (including Spring and/or Summer terms) 66- or 69-hour program. The dual degree program can be completed in two years if the first year is devoted to core MBA courses. Please visit the FAQ section for additional information. If there are further questions on the M.S.E. (CE&M) program, please contact Prof. Carol Menassa (email@example.com). For more information on the MBA program and how it can be combined with an engineering dual degree, please visit this link.
M.S.E. in Civil Engineering (Specializing in Construction Engineering and Management)
This program requires at least 15 hours of CEE courses. A student should expect to take at least eight hours in construction but will not be permitted to apply more than 21 hours in one area of specialization toward the M.S.E. degree. Regular admissions is open to students holding an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent. This program is for applicants who specifically require that their M.S.E. degree be in Civil Engineering (and not CE&M) for reasons such as scholarship sponsor compliance or active-duty military student rules. The M.S.E. (CE&M) is the preferred and recommended degree program for most M.S.E. applicants.
Application materials required for MSE applications consist of the following:
- Completed application form (see website below)
- Application fee
- Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts (Marksheets) from college or university that has awarded or will award degree
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (Waived for 2021, 2022 and 2023)
- International Students only:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) scores (international students only). See this site for minimum score requirements.