Master’s Accelerator

This program is designed for students who want to manage large construction projects. The MCM degree includes the following core courses:

  • Construction Contracts, Bonds, & Insurance          
  • Construction Equipment & Methods
  • Construction Estimating & Bidding
  • Construction Planning & Scheduling
  • Construction Project Management 
  • Construction Quality, Productivity, & Safety

Accelerator Admission Details

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
GPA 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 (no part score below 6.0) 6.0 (no part score below 5.5)
TOEFL IBT 84 (no part score below 23 except speaking) 70 (no part score below 19 except speaking)
GRE Required Yes No
Program Start Date Spring or Fall Spring or Fall

Qualifying undergraduate degrees:

Undergraduate degrees in all engineering disciplines, as well as architecture and business, are accepted. If applicants do not have a degree in any of these disciplines, the following undergraduate coursework must be completed prior to acceptance into the Master’s Accelerator:

  • Basic Finance
  • Probability and Statistics

Sample MAP Coursework

  • EMGT/PMGT 809 Personal Development for the Engineering/Project Manager
  • Students may choose from a list of courses in intended area of emphasis

Progression Details

Once students successfully complete their MAP curriculum and meet the progression requirements for their degree, students progress into their master’s degree. They will bring 6 or 9 credits with them that count towards the total number of credits required for their degree. Students will pay KU’s standard cost per credit hour for the duration of their degree. The average graduate student will take 9-12 credits per semester, based on workload, course availability, and number of credits needed. Direct MAP students are enrolled in their degree program from the start and do not need to meet any requirements to progress.

  Direct MAP Advanced MAP
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6
Progression Requirements Maintain status Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
No grade lower than a B
Total credits required for degree:
30