Master of Science in Construction Management

Overview

The Construction Management Master's degree program provides the knowledge and skills essential for successful leadership positions in the construction industry. The curriculum focuses on both fundamental knowledge and advanced topics. Fundamental courses include estimating, scheduling, contracting, and project management and advanced courses include risk analysis, decision making, computer applications in construction, sustainability and green construction, quality management, and Six-Sigma. Our graduates are prepared to work in the construction industry and in academia.

Program Options

We offer the following program options:

  1. Students residing in USA:
    • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, we offer a truly self-paced online program.
    • For international students, we offer a hybrid program which combines online learning and face-to-face instruction.
  2. Students NOT residing in USA:
    • For students who will not reside in U.S. during their course of study, we offer an overseas program which is a fully online program.

Degree Plan

The Construction Management Master's degree requires 31 semester hours. Prior to progressing to advanced skills courses, all applicants are required to take the fundamental courses (Estimating, Scheduling, and Contract Administration) unless they test out of them. Career-change students must consult with the Director of the CM Program to develop a customized study plan. The program is designed for both working professionals and full-time students. Therefore, courses are offered online.

Sample Degree Plan for Master of Science in Construction Management - Fall 2013

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Construction, Architecture, Civil Engineering or related fields. Experienced professionals without a related degree may be required to take additional leveling courses. Applicants with more than three years of construction industry experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants who completed their undergraduate degrees in a non-English speaking country must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOFEL score of 550 is required (equivalent to 213 computerized test, or 79 on the iBT). The TOEFL score may not be more than 2 years old. For more information, visit Graduate Catalog Online.

Admission Procedure

  1. An online application
  2. Two official transcripts of the applicant’s Bachelor Degree
  3. Two official transcripts of coursework completed after the Bachelor Degree (if any)
  4. Official GRE test score report
  5. Official TOEFL test score report (if applicable)
  6. A letter of intent describing the candidate’s inspirations and benefits from the degree
  7. Three letters of recommendation
  8. Application fee

Deadlines

For domestic applicants, fall semester deadline is July 1 and spring semester deadline is December 1. For detail information on admission procedures, deadlines, and requirements, visit College of Technology’s graduate school admission webpage.

For international applicants, fall semester deadline is April 1 and spring deadline is October 1. The following documents are required for the issuance of a student visa:

  1. A letter of financial backing
  2. A copy of the candidate’s passport

Tuition and Financial Support Information