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College of Engineering

Master of Science in Construction Management

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The Master of Science in Construction Management program offers the advanced degree you need to take your career to the next level. Whether you are interested in full-time study or you are a working professional pursuing your studies part-time, our graduate term structure will allow you to accelerate your studies. The program can be finished in as little as one year studying full-time and as few as 21 months studying part-time.

Why Choose Master of Science in Construction Management?

Construction projects, from buildings to roads and other types of infrastructure, are a constant in today’s society, and construction managers are needed to coordinate the many aspects of these large-scale projects from beginning to end. A Construction Manager supervises and implements the effective management of the project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function. Construction Management is an exciting and multifaceted career that requires a wide range of skills and expertise from engineering and business knowledge, to communication skills and time management. With an MS in Construction Management, you’ll be prepared for the many opportunities available in the construction industry. View our current tuition rates.

What Will You Study?

To satisfy requirements for an advanced degree in construction management, you will take seven core courses that will include Construction Management; Materials Selection, Cost Estimation, and Bidding; Engineering Cost Analysis; Legal Aspects of Engineering; Occupational Safety and Health; and others. Prior to the completion of your first four courses, you will choose a faculty advisor and plan of study for the remainder of your program. Master’s candidates will select from three options: 1) an all-course option, 2) a project option, which includes advanced coursework and a final presented project, and 3) a thesis option, that involves advanced coursework and a thesis with presentation.

Top Five Reasons to Choose the MS in Construction Management

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An Advanced Degree to Advance Into Management

Technology and innovation are changing the world at a rapid pace, with the construction management industry predicted to grow faster than average in the next 10 years. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction managers make an annual median salary of $93,370 per year. To advance into leadership positions, you need expertise in both your primary focus and in business. The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Construction Management gives you that edge to position yourself for new opportunities to advance your career.

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An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Designed for the Real World

With courses rooted in civil engineering, industrial engineering, and engineering management you’ll gain a well-rounded knowledge base in engineering as it pertains to construction management. Elective opportunities in business and management will give you a perspective into the business world that will prepare you for management and leadership roles.

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Choose Your Path: All-Course, Project, or Thesis Options

You can choose from three options to complete your MS in Construction Management degree. With the All-Course option, you will complete 10 graduate courses that include open electives from which you will choose from courses in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering as well as Engineering Management or Business. Through the Project or Thesis options you will work with a faculty advisor to take a deeper dive in a topic of interest, culminating in your final report and presentation.

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Accelerated Study at Your Own Pace

Whether you are interested in full-time study or you are a working professional pursuing your studies part-time, our year-round, four-term structure will allow you to accelerate your studies. Finish in as little as one year studying full-time and as few as 21 months studying part-time. Classes are held on-campus in the evening with many of the course offerings available fully online.

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Individualized Attention Through Small Classes

Our graduate classes average 20 students. The smaller classes will help you maximize your ability to interact with your professors, collaborate with classmates, and really absorb the advanced course materials.

International Students

Construction Managers are needed around the globe to help complete building projects efficiently and safely. The College of Engineering enjoys a growing reputation among international students for the caliber of our graduate programs. Learn more about our support for international students.

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Kodiak: Our User-Friendly Virtual Classroom

Kodiak is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. It makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.

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