The master of science degree in construction management is specifically designed for experienced construction management professionals interested in advancing into leadership positions within the field. The program may also accommodate recent graduates of undergraduate programs in construction management or related disciplines. Students develop competencies in leadership, construction cost analysis and control, construction operations management and productivity, construction business development and growth, and in client relationship building. Core courses are taught by seasoned faculty who have five or more years of professional experience in the construction management field.
Plan of study
The program consists of 33 credit hours and may be completed entirely through online learning. The curriculum consists of core courses, professional electives, and a choice of a graduate thesis, project, or a comprehensive exam. The 33 semester hour program can be completed in as little as 1.5 years of full-time study, or as little as 3 years of part-time study while working full-time.
Construction management, MS degree, typical course sequence: First Year -Research Methods -Graduate Writing Strategies -Principles of Construction Leadership and Management -Sustainable Building Construction and Design -Construction Operations and Production -Construction Cost Analysis and Management -Professional Elective Choose one of the following: -Professional Elective -Thesis Planning Second Year -Construction Client Development -Professional Elective Choose one of the following: -Comprehensive Exam, plus one Professional Elective -Thesis -Graduate Project
Other admission requirements
-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work. -Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. -Have completed undergraduate course work in mathematics, physical or environmental science, statistics, business and management. -Have completed a minimum of 3 credit hours of course work in each of the following areas: construction cost estimating, construction planning and scheduling, and construction project management. -Complete a graduate application. -International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 570 (paper-based) is required.