If you are interested in applying to the Master of Science in Construction Management online program, please review the requirements and deadlines below.

Application Deadlines

Applicants to the program may apply to begin in any quarter. There are four application deadlines a year. After each deadline has passed, applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Quarter Deadline
Autumn July 1
Winter November 1
Spring February 1
Summer May 1

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum admission requirements for the Master of Science in Construction Management program:

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, construction engineering or civil engineering from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution *
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 graded semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English-language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English

* If you have a bachelor's degree in another field, you can meet this requirement by taking the necessary prerequisite courses. This can be accomplished by completing the Certificate in Construction Management online program or a comparable program at another institution.

Required Application Materials

The following materials are required to apply to the Master of Science in Construction Management program:

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Application for admission to the Department of Construction Management
  • GRE scores
  • Official and unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

Application Steps

We recommend that you begin your application to the program early because multiple steps are required. All materials should be submitted on or before the appropriate application deadline.

Step One:
Prepare to apply

Take the GRE General Test. If you have already taken the GRE, you may direct your scores to the University of Washington, code #4854; Department of Construction Management, code #5199. GRE scores must be less than five years old from the exam date.

To schedule a GRE exam, or obtain copies of your scores, visit the GRE website.

The requirement for the GRE may be waived if you have earned an advanced degree (master's or higher) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Please contact the Department of Construction Management to inquire about a waiver.

Get transcripts from each college or university attended. Download your unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies; you will need them for the UW Graduate School application (Step Two). In addition, request an official transcript from each institution and have it sent in a sealed envelope to the UW Department of Construction Management (see Step Four).

Identify people who are willing to write letters of recommendation for you. Three letters of recommendation are required to apply. Consider current or former employers or supervisors, as well as former teachers. Make sure the people you choose can judge your capacity to undertake graduate studies. You will need their email addresses for the Graduate School application.

Step Two:
Apply to the UW Graduate School

Fill out an online application for Graduate Study at the University of Washington.

Create an applicant profile. Your login and password will allow you to save your application and return to it later, if necessary.

When prompted for a program, select "Construction Management - MS in Construction Management (online)."

The application will ask you to upload unofficial transcripts from each college or university you have attended and to designate the people who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. Your designees will be sent an email directing them to a secure website to submit their letters.

Applications require a nonrefundable application fee of $85, which is subject to change without notice.

After you've submitted your application, you can check on its status at any time by logging into the application page.

Graduated Nonmatriculated Status

If you aren't sure yet whether you want to pursue this degree, consider enrolling as a graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) student. GNM students are students not presently seeking a degree, but they may apply a maximum of 12 graduate-level credits toward degree requirements should they be accepted into a graduate program. It is important to note that acceptance as a GNM student does not imply admission to a graduate degree program now or in the future.

To pursue GNM status, you must complete an online application to the UW Graduate School.


If you have any questions about admissions or the application process, feel free to contact us.

Bill Bender
Department Chair