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Construction Management - M.S.

Construction management involves the planning, budgeting, coordination and supervision of construction projects from beginning to completion.

Why Choose Construction Management?

this badge signifies the program's designation as a STEM programThe College’s construction management program is open to students who have degrees in engineering, science, or business, and who have work experience in construction or construction management. The program is open to students of all experience levels — from recent graduates, to engineers who have worked in the field for many years. Graduates are prepared to advance their careers or continue doctoral studies. 

Candidates in this program learn about construction management in New York and how to succeed in the industry. You will emerge having mastered skills that are necessary to have in the industry’s public and private sectors. These skills include but are not limited to planning and scheduling, project control and construction law. Graduates from the master’s degree in construction management have landed these and other professional roles: construction manager, cost estimator, business operations manager, project manager, and project supervisor. 

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The knowledge I gained from my coursework gave me a deeper understanding into the way the construction industry operates, which allowed me to really be curious and immerse myself in the work. This led me to taking on a wider variety of tasks and allowed me to tackle challenges that would normally be deferred to higher level team members, which helped me prove myself as a serious force not to be overlooked!

Susan Bazik ’18 ’20, Senior Project Engineer, Skanska USA Building

Building Construction Industry Leaders of Tomorrow

The program’s curriculum is built to develop the construction manager of the future, a professional who is not only technically competent, but who also focuses on innovation, has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys global and social awareness, and is a leader in the community. A hallmark of our program is our alumni success many of our graduates occupy executive-level positions in New York City and nationwide. 

Obtaining a master's degree in construction management means intensive training and instruction over three semesters that prepare students in both project management and construction management. Guest speakers from highly-regarded firms regularly come to campus and there are opportunities to attend panels with help of faculty or Manhattan College’s chapter of the  Construction Management Association of America.

  • Discover Professional Opportunities

    Construction Management Engineering master's student on a job site
    For decades, Manhattan College’s engineering alumni have produced numerous graduates who helped design and build New York City’s infrastructure. The quality of this tradition is apparent on the campus and in the classrooms, particularly in the Manhattan chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), which introduces students to the construction industry by interacting with professionals. Students complete internships and graduates have secured jobs at AECOM, Turner Construction, Lendlease, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, WSP Global and other industry leading companies.
  • Find Learning That Matches Your Style

    For full time students, this program can be completed within 1.5 years with courses available in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Courses can also be taken during the day or evening hours, which works well for those already working full-time. Part time students typically complete the program in 2-3 years.
  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    Anyone who enrolls here to study for a master’s degree in construction management will find the campus culture to be warm and supportive. There are also several student clubs and organizations to get involved in while pursuing your master's degree. They include the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, the Society of Hispanic Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Build Valuable Skills

Through program coursework, students in the construction management program learn the following skills:

  • Project Control
  • Construction Law
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Building System Design
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants to this program must have a bachelor’s degree from an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. There also needs to be an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, though other factors may be considered. In the case of an applicant having an undergraduate degree in another engineering or STEM program, there may be a requirement to take prerequisite courses for admission.

    Admission Requirements

  • Program Requirements

    The program requires 33 credit hours and may be completed entirely by taking all courses in construction management courses, or by taking a minimum of seven courses in construction management and the other courses in approved engineering electives.

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  • Browse Our Faculty

    Construction Management Engineering Master's class being taught by Manhattan College faculty
    Faculty who teach the master's degree in construction management program come to Manhattan College with a wealth of experience from around the world. The faculty are adept in civil and mechanical engineering disciplines, as well as groundwater remediation, site assessment procedures, and sustainability. Some of the faculty will allow students to do research projects with them or invite them to conferences and panels through New York City.