A wide range of factors are considered in admission decisions for the Master of Science in Construction Management program and the online Master of Science in Construction Management program. For example, if an applicant is deficient in achieving one of the minimum requirements, other factors may be considered to grant the applicant provisional admission to the program. The following factors may also be considered for admission:

  • Work experience
  • Other academic achievements
  • Leadership
  • Community activities
  • An on-site, telephone, email, or similar interview with the Graduate Program Coordinator, the Department Head, or other member of the department faculty
  • Availability of faculty who are able to supervise the student’s plan of study

All applicants applying to the Master of Science in Construction Management program must meet the university graduate admission requirements and the following departmental requirements.

Minimum Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to the masters program.

In order to be admitted, your grade point average for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Admitted applicants who are still earning the prerequisite degree are admitted contingent on the completion of that degree. Applicants who do not meet this contingency must reapply after graduation.

Online Masters Program

In addition to a bachelor’s degree, you will need five years of documentable AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) experience (or you will be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)). If you have five years of documentable AEC experience, you DO NOT need to take the GRE for entrance to the online masters program.


Résumés should include your employment history, educational record, publications, awards, and any community/volunteer experiences you may have. Please upload your résumé to the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should clearly demonstrate your interest in the program. Statements of purpose are used to gauge whether an applicant will be a good fit in the program based on career interests and prior experiences. 

Your statement of purpose essay must be original work written by you in your own words.  Inauthentic essays that are not original will not be considered for admission. For more details, see Student Rule 20.1.2 at the Aggie Honor Code website.


You should provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential and/or your career achievement, skills and potential. Letters can come from former or current employers, professors, mentors or similar.

Applicants can access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Test Scores

The Master of Science in Construction Management program requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admittance to the in-person program. GRE scores are also required for entrance to the online program for those who do not have five years of work experience.

Minimum GRE scores to be considered for admission:

  • GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores combined: Minimum 302
  • GRE Quantitative: Minimum 148
  • GRE Verbal: Minimum 146
  • GRE Analytical Writing: Minimum 3.0

English Language Proficiency

Texas A&M University requires all international students whose first language is not English to complete TOEFL testing.

Our department requires additional testing in order for applicants whose first language is not English to be considered for graduate assistantships. Applicants must pass the English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) with a score of 80 to be employed by the department.

The Office of Measurement and Research Services at Texas A&M University administers the ELPE. Visit Data and Research Services at Texas A&M for ELPE dates and additional information.


Please contact comg@tamu.edu with questions about the program for the most prompt replies.