Construction Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

GW’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Construction Engineering. The program helps students approach, evaluate and devise solutions to some of the largest problems facing modern infrastructure and the environment today. This program provides students with the knowledge of main trends and technological innovations in the modern construction industry through coursework and interaction with prominent industry leaders. The curriculum is designed to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge in the areas of planning, financing, procuring, constructing, and managing constructed facilities. Upon completion of the program, graduates can expect to have the knowledge and skills needed to be construction engineering experts, locally and nationally.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – January 15
Spring – September 1
Summer – March 1 (Domestic students only)

Standardized test scores:

There is no GRE Requirement for this program.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.  Minimum scores:

  • Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 6.0 with no individual score below 5.0; applicants requesting funding consideration must have an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 550 on paper-based or 80 on Internet-based; applicants requesting funding consideration must have 600 on paper-based; or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • PTE Academic: 53; applicants requesting funding consideration must have 68.

Applicants with lower test scores may qualify for our full-time Applied English Studies program.

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations required for all applicants. 

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a copy in the original language and an English language translation must be uploaded. Transcript evaluations should not be uploaded. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities should upload transcripts and/or detailed marksheets.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.

Additional requirements:

Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

For more information on the admission process, please visit the SEAS Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions:
[email protected] - 202.994.1802 - 202.994.1651 (fax)
9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Skype: GW Engineering