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 5)

  • Financial Principles of the Company (T60-502)*
  • Construction Cost Estimating (T64-523A)*
  • Legal Aspects of Construction (T64-572)*
  • Fundamentals in Construction Management (T64-573)*
  • Construction Project Planning and Scheduling (T64-574C)*

Electives (Choose 4)

  • Human Performance in Organizations (T55-521)
  • Special Topics: Sustainable Construction (T64-550A)
  • Special Topics: Business Development (T64-550B)
  • Special Topics: Fundamentals of Construction Safety Management (T64-550C)
  • Special Topics: Heavy Civil Construction Management (T64-550D)
  • Business Ethics in Construction (T64-576B)
  • Digital Construction Technology (T64-580B)
  • Principles of Operations Management (T55-534A)
  • Economics for Technology (T81-535A)
  • The Art and Science of Risk Management (T81-5502)
  • Developing Leadership for Professionals (T81-5503)
  • Foundations of Project Management (T81-5504)
  • Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership (T81-584)

Please contact your academic adviser, Kim Simpson to discuss elective options.

Complete a 3-unit capstone course:

  • T64-579 Advanced Construction Management
  • T64-581A and 581B MCM-M.Arch Capstone Project Phases 1 and 2

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 (

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Qualified veterans: WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

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Pam Struttmann
Director of Student Recruiting