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Master of Construction Management



Program Overview

Location: Online

App Deadline: Dec. 1, May 1, Aug. 1

Pre-Requisites: GRE NOT required

Time to Complete: 30 Hours, 24 Months

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100% Online Program for Professionals


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The Master of Construction Management (MCM) is designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers in the construction industry. The 100% online MCM program is intended for professionals in commercial and industrial construction, large-scale residential development or land management. Working professionals have the flexibility of completing the 30 semester hour program at their own pace while continuing their career.

The MCM program is designed with sufficient flexibility to permit students to select a combination of courses in applied and supporting areas to meet individual career needs. Additional courses provide the opportunity to develop special research and applications skills.  

Program Curriculum


The program includes 18 core requirements and 12 elective hours. Students are encouraged to focus their selection of elective courses to concentrate on areas of particular personal interest.
Core requirements (18 hours):

  • CM 503 - Sustainability in Construction Credits: 3
  • CM 552 - Leadership in Construction Management Credits: 3
  • CM 600 - Advanced Construction Finance Credits: 3
  • CM 630 - Advanced Legal Issues in Construction Credits: 3
  • CM 649 - Computer Applications in Construction Credits: 3
  • CM 653 - Research Methods in Construction Credits: 3

Construction Management Electives (12 hours required from the following courses)

  • CM 542 - Construction Estimating Credits: 3
  • CM 562 - Construction Scheduling Credits: 3
  • CM 611 - Advanced Materials and Methods Credits: 3
  • CM 621 - Construction Operations and Safety Credits: 3
  • CM 655 - Advanced Topics in Construction Credits: 3
  • CM 656 - Construction Forensics Credits: 3
  • CM 657 - Construction Best Practices Credits: 3
  • CM 688 - Directed Project Credits: 1-3, R6
  • PMC 610 - Project Initiation and Planning Credits: 3
  • PMC 620 - Project Execution and Closeout Credits: 3
  • PMC 630 - The Project Manager and People Skills Credits: 3
  • PMC 640 - Managing Project Teams Credits: 3

Admissions Requirements

The MCM program admits prospective students year-round, and applicants can start the program any semester: spring, summer or fall.
In addition to the university's Graduate School Admission Requirements, applicants must have earned a GPA of no less than 3.0 on undergraduate courses. Exceptions can be made for applicants with extensive work experience. A current resume must be included at the time of application along with at least one letter of recommendation; interviews may be requested. Computer literacy is a necessary prerequisite.

For more information, contact the Kimmel School of Construction Management.

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