Construction Management MS
Major: Construction Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.2001
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9021
About the Program
The Master of Science in Construction Management program gives professionals the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skills required of effective construction managers. The program focuses on training professionals to meet the challenge of increasing owner demands, tighter project delivery times and increasing regulation. The program provides the leadership skills professionals need to navigate the many daily challenges construction organizations face in successfully managing construction operations. Students are admitted in the Fall and the Spring terms.
Three concentrations are available: construction project management, real estate, and sustainability and green construction.
The program is designed to increase the students' breadth and depth of knowledge in the principles and practices of construction management. The program serves as an excellent platform to develop senior management for the nation's construction industry.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Construction Management program will:
- exhibit strong technical and managerial skills
- apply scientific methodologies to problem solving
- think critically
- exercise creativity and inject innovation into the process
- operate at the highest level of ethical practice
- employ principles of transformational leadership
Focused elective courses in the program are available:
Construction Project Management
This series of courses provides the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage complex construction projects. Topics include the hard skills of project management, such as estimating and budgeting, time management, and planning. Other topics include managerial and legal aspects of construction contract administration, international construction practices, strategic planning, quality management, and productivity analysis.
This series of courses allows students to explore the knowledge and skills required to create, maintain, and build environments for living, working and entertainment purposes. Relevant issues include project finance, real estate as investments, design and construction, operations, development law, environmental remediation, public policy, market analysis, and architecture.
Sustainability and Green Construction
Sustainable development means integrating the decision-making process across the project team, so that every decision is made with an eye to the greatest long-term benefits. Currently, in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, the construction process represents a significant portion of the effort required to achieve high performance building programs. This focus is intended to explore these concepts in detail.
For more information, view the College of Engineering's Construction Management webpage or contact:
Admission to the program requires:
- A bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering, or a baccalaureate business or non-technical degree.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. Potential students must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school attended. If a potential student does not list all post-secondary institutions on his or her application, and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing of the application will be delayed until the remaining transcripts have been submitted.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
- Up-to-date resume
- 500 word essay on why the applicant wishes to pursue graduate studies in this program
- International Students must submit a TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 (paper exam) or 250 (CBT exam). For more information regarding international applicant requirements, view the International Students Admissions Information page.
Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information about requirements and deadlines, as well as instructions for applying online.
The Master of Science in Construction Management curriculum includes a core of six required courses (18.0 credits), a concentration (21.0 credits), and 6.0 credits of culminating experience. The culminating experience includes a capstone project in construction management.
|Core Foundation Courses
|Leadership in Construction
|Construction Accounting and Financial Management
|Construction Control Techniques
|Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies
|Risk Management in Construction
|Construction Contract Administration
|Students may select 7 elective courses from the following areas:
|Applied Construction Project Management
|Equipment Applications and Economy
|International Construction Practices
|Community Impact Analysis
|Strategic Management in Construction
|Schedule Impact Analysis
|Sustainable Principles & Practices
|Quality Management and Construction Performance
|Productivity Analysis and Improvement
|Real Estate Development
|Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis
|Advanced Market Research & Analysis
|Sales & Marketing of Real Estate
|Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets
|Real Estate Finance
|Real Estate Valuation & Analysis
|Legal Issues in Real Estate Development
|Capstone Project in Construction Management I
|Capstone Project in Construction Management II
Sample Plan of Study
|Total Credits 45
Note: Second Year Summer is less than the 4.5-credit minimum required (considered half-time status) of graduate programs to be considered financial aid eligible. As a result, aid will not be disbursed to students this term.