Construction Management Graduate Programs
Construction Management Graduate Programs
The Future of Construction Management
Addressing the complicated nature of construction projects mandates an integrated, well managed approach to the entire process that addresses the significant costs, recognizes the importance of schedule, and accommodates the uncertainties of unforeseen events and conditions.
Thus, professionals working in the today's construction industry must have a comprehensive understanding of all facets of the industry. The Master of Science in Construction Management provides this comprehensive understanding and is designed to prepare technical professionals and managers for responsible roles within the industry. Students learn how to manage building and construction projects efficiently and supervise agencies effectively.
Examining All Aspects of Construction Management
Focusing on mega projects, the construction management program fosters an immersive experience that exposes the student to real world business situations involving leadership, legal issues, safety, marketing, and program management. Theory is integrated into the realistic problems that often arise in the competitive construction arena via case studies and research projects that are based on state-of-the-art construction practices.
Though challenging, the program has been designed with enough flexibility to allow students' interests in special areas to be explored on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Cutting Edge Research, Professional Application
Capitalizing on their interests, Construction Management graduate students may participate in a broad selection of potential research projects utilizing state-of-the-art construction materials and best practices. Students will also have access to specialists in high-strength concrete, deep foundation systems, environmental practices, and waste management, as well as experts who have direct industry experience in everything from project management to the safety requirements of mega projects.
Putting Learning to Work
Construction Management students begin their work experience during their program at Stevens. Via cooperative education, internships, or the program’s practicum course, students gain real world experience in many aspects of construction management.
The program also offers numerous opportunities for shorter, more intense interactions with professionals, including job shadowing experiences, mentorship opportunities, job site visits, etc. that allow students to quickly gauge their interest within specific sectors.
Enhancing Professional Experience
The Construction Management program also offers mid-career professionals a chance to update their skills, increase their knowledge, and advance their reputation via several certificate programs, which also apply toward the Master of Science in Construction Management. These include: Construction Management/Quality Management; Construction Engineering; Construction Accounting/Estimating; and Construction Law/Disputes.
The Master of Science in Construction Management requires a total of 30 graduate credits; certificate programs require four graduate-level courses.
Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.
All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:
- Completed online application for admission
- Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- GRE scores*
- Application fee
* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819). For English language proficiency requirements please click here.
Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.
For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].
For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/graduate.