Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Construction Management, B.S. to M.S.


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The Early Entry Bachelor of Science to Master of Science in Construction Management program is designed to provide a student working towards a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction Management a means to complete the requirements for their undergraduate degree along with a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Construction Management in a shorter amount of time than the traditional path.

Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the B.S. program in Construction Management can apply to Graduate School using an early entry program form for admission into the M.S. program in Construction Management.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate students may apply and accepted any time after completing 75 or more hours of undergraduate coursework. However, at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework must have been completed by the time the first graduate course is taken.
  • All applicants must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA.
  • All applicants must complete an application for and be accepted into the Early Entry B.S. to M.S. in Construction Management program and the UA Little Rock Graduate School.
  • All applicants must complete an Early Entry Program form and be approved for admission by the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering graduate coordinator and the UA Little Rock Graduate School. The Early Entry form must be approved by the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering graduate coordinator before the student begins graduate coursework. Failure to obtain prior approval negates the ability to “double count” courses.
  • Contact the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering to apply.

Graduate Credit

  • Once accepted into a graduate program, students can take up to 12 hours of graduate coursework, which will count towards both the baccalaureate degree and the graduate degree. Individual graduate programs may allow fewer graduate hours to be taken at the undergraduate level; students should check with their prospective program to determine these limits.
  • Students must finish their baccalaureate degrees before they complete 15 hours of graduate coursework.

Program Restrictions

  • To ensure that they follow the proper degree plan, students must meet with a graduate level advisor upon acceptance to the Early Entry program to map out the graduate courses they will take.
  • Accepted students will have provisional status in the graduate program, pending the award of their baccalaureate degree.
  • Early Entry students who fail to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA and no grades below a B once they obtain their baccalaureate degree will be dismissed from the graduate program.
  • Students accepted into the Early Entry program will be subject to the same policies as traditionally matriculated graduate students.
  • The Early Entry program may not be used in conjunction with the credit reservation program; therefore, no graduate courses taken before admission to the Early Entry program may be applied to a graduate degree.

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