Office Phone: 334.844.5260
Office: 118 Gorrie Center
The McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University is one of the premier construction education institutions in the United States. The Master of Building Construction degree is a fairly recent addition to the school’s storied history which began in 1947. Since its initial offering in 1994, the graduate program has evolved to reflect the nature of the ever-changing construction industry. Students from a variety of backgrounds and education come to Auburn to study for a career that the Bureau of Labor Statistics states, has "excellent employment opportunities" and whose job growth is "faster than average". Students with undergraduate degrees in construction or related disciplines, such as civil engineering or architecture, will commence their studies in the Fall semester. Students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than construction will embark on their graduate careers at Auburn with a series of foundation courses that begin in the Summer semester.
The McWhorter School of Building Science is proud to have a strong relationship with its industry partners. As graduate students, you will have the chance to interact with industry leaders in the classroom, and an internal job placement program will assist you in finding employment to initiate or continue your construction career. Students in the graduate program will take classes and have their own dedicated study space in the M. Miller Gorrie Center. Built with substantial industry support, the Gorrie Center is the first public Gold LEED certified building in Alabama. This state-of-the-art "green" building is equipped with unmatched information technology, and students will be exposed to the most current computer software and hardware. Students may take advantage of the school’s various study abroad opportunities to learn about construction in other parts of the world, and experience foreign cultures. In recent years, students have had the opportunity to study in a number of European countries as well as China, and these opportunities will increase in the future.
Richard Burt Ph.D, Professor and Head