Graduate FAQ

Q: I have an engineering/architecture/other background – do I qualify to study construction management?

A: Yes; most of our graduate students come with backgrounds like yours, and so it is not unusual to have students with undergraduate backgrounds different than construction management. Your application is going to be reviewed thoroughly by our Graduate Instruction Committee, which will make a determination whether your application materials – test scores, undergraduate background and grades, personal statements (essays), recommendation letters, and your entire profile – are a good fit to our program or not.

Q: I am working full-time now. Does your program offer online/evening classes?

A: Unfortunately, not yet. Our program is a residence-based program in which students are required to take on-campus classes.

Q: What is the expected/estimated cost of attendance in the Construction Management graduate program at Texas A&M University? How does it compare to other Construction Management programs in the country?

A: These numbers are updated year-by-year based on various economic factors that we do not have control over. For the most recent data, please refer to the Student Business Services office. Our program is very competitive with other similar Construction Management programs in the country, and so we encourage you to do this comparison and figure the numbers out on your own.

Q: Is your graduate program accredited?

A: Yes; both of our programs – graduate and undergraduate – are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), which is the body that accredits construction management programs. Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer-review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities. This means that our programs are being held at the highest standards. When you consider other schools to attend, do not be afraid to ask them: “is your graduate program accredited?”

 

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