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The goal of this program is to assist those with an undergraduate degree in other than construction management and help them develop new career options in the construction industry. This program provides the adult learner with the knowledge base for understanding the management process of the construction industry including the initiating, planning, execution, control and close-out of construction projects.

This program is intended for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-construction related field who wish to transition from their current area into the construction industry. Examples of interested adult learners include a) those from the automotive and manufacturing industries that are in career transition, b) current semi-professionals working in the construction industry who wish to formalize their knowledge and experiences, and c) future professionals who need the construction knowledge to augment their design-based undergraduate degree for improved job prospects.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Graduate School Admission
  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.

The GRE and GMAT entrance exams are not required for the MSCM nor graduate certificate programs

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.

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Graduate Certificate in Construction

Required Courses: 12 hours

  • CNST 506 - Construction Law 3 hrs
  • CNST 511 - Construction Project Planning and Estimating 3 hrs
  • CNST 512 - Construction Project Scheduling and Control 3 hrs
  • Choose one course from the following:

  • CNST 527 - Industrial Construction 3 hrs
  • CNST 550 - Fundamentals of Construction Project Management 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 6 hours

Choose six hours from the following:

  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 508 - Production Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 526 - Mechanical and Electrical Construction Applications 3 hrs
  • CNST 540 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 546 - Professional Issues and Ethics in Project Management 1 hr
  • CNST 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 591 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 645 - Occupational Safety and Health 2 hrs
  • CNST 693 - Seminar 1 hr
  • CNST 694 - Seminar 2 hrs
  • CNST 695 - Seminar 3 hrs

Certificate Total: 18 hours