Construction Management Curriculum​

The Graduate Studies in Construction Management (GSCM) 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.

Complete the following core courses (15-units):

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

Complete 12-units of elective courses:

  • T64-538 Quality Processes in Construction Management
  • T64-550A Special Topic: Sustainable Construction
  • T64-550B Business Development for Construction Professionals
  • T64-550D Special Topic: Heavy Civil Construction Management
  • T64-580B Digital Construction Technology

Additional electives, including courses offered by:

  • SEAS - Professional Education
  • College of Architecture & Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
  • Olin Business School, and
  • School of Law

Please contact your academic advisor, Holly Stanwich to discuss elective options.

Complete a 3-unit capstone course:

  • T64-579 Advanced Construction Management
  • T64-518A 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