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Construction Management

Advisor Information:

Bill Moylan, Ph.D.

206 Roosevelt Hall
(734) 487-2721
wmoylan@emich.edu

Admission Criteria:

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Admission to the Graduate School
  2. A minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. Candidate transcripts from non-USA institutions are evaluated by Education Perspective, and equated into the 4.0 GPA system.
  3. The GRE and GMAT entrance exams are not required for the MSCM nor graduate certificate programs.
  4. A personal statement.
  5. Non-native English students will need to take appropriate “English as a Second Language” (ESL) exam and score at the acceptable graduate student level. These ESL scores are:  TOEFL score of 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), 79 (iBT) or higher; MELAB score of 77 or higher; IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Foreign students who do not score at this level are required to take appropriate ESL courses as a condition of their acceptance.
  6. All students pursuing the MSCM degree need to have completed an undergraduate / bachelor degree or certificate in a construction related discipline, such as, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, etc. The candidate’s undergraduate degree should include college level courses covering construction fundamentals, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, contracts, and construction management

Students without the requisite bachelor degree or do not have a construction background, and whom have a keen interest in pursuing the MSCM degree, are encouraged to consider the Graduate Certificate in Construction (CNS)  as appropriate preparation. The 18 credit hours of graduate level courses completed for the CCNS are directly transferable to the MSCM degree.

Alternatively, if the CCNS path is not appropriate, the student may choose to complete the undergraduate construction management courses that incorporate the required background requirements. These courses include:

  • CNST 201 - Construction Systems  3 hrs
  • CNST 229 - Analysis of Commercial Prints  3 hrs
  • CNST 302 - Contract Documents, Regulations and Specifications  3 hrs
  • CNST 304 - Construction Estimating and Bidding  3 hrs
  • CNST 361 - Planning and Scheduling  3 hrs
  • CNST 403 - Production Control  2 hrs
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Master of Science in Construction Management

The Master of Science in Construction Management program requires the completion of 36-38 hours of coursework to be distributed among required core courses and elective courses.

Core Courses: 18 hours

  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 511 - Construction Project Planning and Estimating 3 hrs
  • CNST 512 - Construction Project Scheduling and Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 616 - Analysis of Commercial Structures 3 hrs
  • CNST 624 - Project Productivity and Cost Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 630 - Research on Construction Processes 3 hrs

Construction Management Elective Courses: 6-8 hours

Six to eight hours from the following:

  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • CNST 506 - Construction Law 3 hrs
  • CNST 508 - Production Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 526 - Mechanical and Electrical Construction Applications 3 hrs
  • CNST 527 - Industrial Construction 3 hrs
  • CNST 540 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 550 - Fundamentals of Construction Project Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 591 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 597 - Independent Study 1 hr
  • CNST 598 - Independent Study 2 hrs
  • CNST 599 - Independent Study 3 hrs
  • CNST 645 - Occupational Safety and Health 2 hrs
  • CNST 648 - Principles of Construction Technology 2 hrs
  • CNST 679 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 680 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 681 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 682 - Workshop 1 hr
  • CNST 683 - Workshop 2 hrs
  • CNST 684 - Workshop 3 hrs
  • CNST 685 - Workshop 4 hrs
  • CNST 689 - Industrial Internship 2 hrs
  • CNST 693 - Seminar 1 hr
  • CNST 694 - Seminar 2 hrs
  • CNST 695 - Seminar 3 hrs
  • CNST 697 - Independent Study 1 hr
  • CNST 698 - Independent Study 2 hrs
  • CNST 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs

Project Management Cognate: 6-8 hours

Six to eight hours from the following