Construction Management Curriculum

Graduate studies in Construction Management programs are part-time evening programs where students increase and intensify their understanding of critical construction management issues.

The 30-unit Master of Construction Management degree program is intended for entry-level working professionals within the built environment along with students transitioning from undergraduate studies.

Master of Architecture students in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts are able to earn a Master of Construction Management degree simultaneously with their M.Arch degree through a unique joint degree program.

A 15-unit graduate certificate is also offered and can be earned independently to students pursuing other graduate degrees and industry stakeholders including accountants, attorneys, real estate developers, banks/financiers, insurance/bonding professionals and others.

* These courses are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Construction Management.

Required Courses (Choose 6)

  • Financial Principles of the Company (T55-507)*
  • Construction Cost Estimating (T64-523A)*
  • Legal Aspects of Construction (T64-572)*
  • Fundamentals in Construction Management (T64-573)*
  • Construction Project Planning & Scheduling (T64-574C)*
  • Advanced Construction Operations (T64-579)

Technology Emphasis (Choose 4)

  • Digital Construction Technology (T64-580B)
  • BIM in Practice (A46-436B)
  • Information Modeling for Sustainable Design (A46-462H)
  • Understanding Emerging & Disruptive Technologies (T55-510)
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology (T81-506)
  • Enterprise Data Management (T81-575)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (T83-559)
  • The Hacker Mindset: Cyber Attack Fundamentals (T83-567)

Project Management Emphasis (Choose 4)

  • Heavy Civil Construction Management (T64-550D)
  • The Art & Science of Risk Management (T54-526)
  • Hands-On with Traditional Project Management (T54-524)
  • Structures I (A46-447A)
  • Structures II (A46-448A)

Leadership Emphasis (Choose 4)

  • Developing Leadership for Professionals (T54-582)
  • Group Dynamics in Project Team Performance (T54-585)
  • Communication Excellence for Influentials Leadership (T54-584)
  • Human Performance in the Organization (T54-583)
  • Negotiation (B66-524)

View our course descriptions.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Johanna Sengheiser (