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Construction Management MS degree

Program overview

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.


Construction management, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year  
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
GRCS-702 Graduate Writing Strategies 3
CMAN-650 Principles of Construction Leadership and Management 3
CMAN-690 Sustainable Building Construction and Design 3
CMAN-718 Construction Operations and Production 3
CMAN-720 Construction Cost Analysis and Management 3
  Professional Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     Professional Elective  
   CMAN-788    Thesis Planning  
Second Year  
CMAN-760 Construction Client Development 3
  Professional Elective 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   CMAN-795    Comprehensive Exam, plus one Professional Elective  
   CMAN-790    Thesis  
   CMAN-797    Graduate Project  
Total Semester Credit Hours 33


Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS in construction management, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in construction management or a related field from an accredited institution,
  • 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.