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Construction Management
Master of Science
College of Engineering Technology
Graduate Program Contact Maureen Valentine

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.

The goals of the program are to provide graduates with the requisite strategic skills to lead and advance the construction industry. Graduates will develop competencies in: leadership; construction cost analysis and control; construction operations management and productivity; construction business development; sustainable design and construction; and in construction client relationship building. As part of the multidisciplinary nature of the program, a wide range of electives from different disciplines provides graduates with flexibility to take relevant courses across the RIT campus. Core construction management courses in the program are taught by faculty with both field and research experience in the discipline.

Plan of Study

As this program is hosted completely online and designed with the working professional in mind, you will have the convenience and flexibility to plan your course work around the rest of your day. The 30 semester hour program can be completed in as little as 1.5 years of full-time study, or approximately 2-3 years of part-time study while working full-time. The curriculum consists of core courses, professional electives, and a choice of a graduate thesis, project, or a comprehensive exam.