Construction Management, MS


This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.

The mission of the Master level Construction Management program is to help create leaders capable of managing construction- and construction-related departments and companies. The program emphasizes student/industry interaction, experiential learning, and related research to help students achieve the knowledge and skills they need to make contributions to their disciplines, companies, and the rapidly changing world. The aim of graduate education is to provide students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make contributions to their disciplines and to the rapidly changing world. It is the program's objective to help develop the construction management workforce at all levels.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students in the program will be expected to:

  • analyze a financial balance sheet for a construction company, understanding how each component impacts financial decisions made by the company;
  • analyze an annual income statement for a construction company and use it as a tool for projecting company trends;
  • perform a construction project risk assessment;
  • evaluate bond and insurance proposals for both construction companies and projects;
  • analyze a basic construction contract and be able to assess it against other contracts;
  • comprehend the various options available for dispute resolution in the construction industry;
  • understand the impacts of different project delivery systems on the construction process; and
  • conduct research on technology-based issues and prepare technical papers in support of that research.

Admissions Requirements:

The application for admission to graduate study requires:
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
• A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required.

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.40 - 2.69 or without a construction management background may be considered for conditional admission.

As part of the application and admission process, the applicant must request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted from every institution attended except Central Connecticut State University. The admission application and official transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Application Deadline for the M.S. Construction Management program are as follows:

Domestic students must apply by the following application deadlines:

  • August 1 for Fall Semester
  • December 1 for Spring Semester
  • May 1 for Summer Term

International students must apply by the following application deadlines (summer term is not available to international students):

  • May 1 for Fall Semester
  • November 1 for Spring Semester

The Construction Management Masters program is a 33 credit program consisting of 12 credits of common core, 18-21 credits of electives selected jointly by the student and advisor, and a zero-credit Plan B (Comprehensive Exam) capstone or a 3-credit Plan C (CM 595: Planned Research Project).

Course and Capstone Requirements:

Elective Courses (18-21 Credits)

Elective courses are subject to the following constraints:

  • Not more than 9 credits of non-construction management courses; and
  • Not more than 6 credits of courses at the 400 level unless specifically approved in writing by the departmental graduate studies committee; and
  • A maximum of 9 credits may be selected from: Business Management, Engineering Technology (Civil or Mechanical), Natural Sciences, Technology Management
  • A minimum of 9 credits from the following list:

CM 596: May be repeated for up to 9 credits for different topics.

Capstone (0-3 Credits)

Total Credit Hours: 33

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Department

Manufacturing & Construction Management

Academic Contact

Talat Salama
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