Admission Requirements


A minimum general grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 for a UIUC undergraduate student is required for a student to be certified by the GLCM faculty, department and the Graduate College as eligible to receive an advanced degree. GPA is based on a system where A=4, B=3, etc. In addition to general GPA, a minimum of 3.0 in all three different categories of CEE courses, Construction related course and last 60 hours is required. There is no requirement for GRE exam.

Resume and Practical Experience

Applicants to the GLCM program are also required to submit their current resume highlighting both industry and leadership experience. Special emphasis is given to construction industry experience.


The process of interview starts with the applicant demonstrating interest to the GLCM program faculty. If the applicant talks to the faculty about sending an application for the program, this formal interview could be waved. Otherwise, if the applicant has not had the chance to meet any of the GLCM faculty, there would be a formal interview process.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required as a part of the application. One (1) should be from a construction industry supervisor who the applicant has worked with before as an intern or a full time employee and one (1) letter should be from UIUC faculty.