Master of Science in construction management (online)

    Construction Management

    The global construction industry is expected to grow 85% to $15.5 trillion by 2030. Projects large and small need qualified leaders to supervise and manage construction sites and the teams tasked with completing the job. Wayne State University’s online master’s program in construction management will give you the tools to succeed in upper management roles in the construction business. 



    What you’ll learn in construction management 

    Graduates of the online M.S. in construction management possess advanced knowledge of all aspects of the project lifecycle, including engineering, procurement and construction phases. Students will gain technical training and expertise that will prepare them to: 

    • Use decision-theory tools to understand and mitigate risks
    • Monitor and control construction costs while making ethical financial decisions
    • Integrate sustainability principles that ensure energy efficiency and proper use of resources
    • Analyze construction data to improve productivity 

    Curriculum for the M.S. in construction management 

    This online program, delivered by Wayne State’s Engineering Technology Division, requires 30 credits of coursework for graduation.  All courses are graduate-level courses offered within the College of Engineering and must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. The program is structured to accommodate working individuals. 

    Topics students will explore include: 

    • Project management, planning and scheduling
    • Building information modeling
    • Risk management
    • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
    • Cost estimating, accounting and financial management 

    Admission requirements

    Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the minimum requirements for admission are:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • 3.0 grade point average in the upper division of their undergraduate program OR have at least three years of full-time work experience.
    • International applicants are required to submit a WES evaluation

    Application deadlines

    • Fall (begins in August): July 15
    • Winter (begins in January): Nov. 1
    • Spring/summer (spring begins in May; summer begins in June): Feb. 1

    Real-world experiences and opportunities in construction management 

    You'll have opportunities to advance your studies and become a leader in construction management through multidisciplinary and translational research. Alongside faculty advisors and fellow students, you'll apply principles and theories to research models that could impact our understanding of new technologies and their effects. 

    Career outlook for individuals with an M.S. in construction management 

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 7.6% employment growth for construction managers in the U.S. through 2031. Students interested in the construction business, working professionals seeking to advance their careers or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start their own companies can benefit from this online master’s program. 

    Wayne State will prepare you for careers in roles such as: 

    • Field engineer
    • Project manager
    • Construction superintendent
    • Site engineer
    • Green construction/LEED specialist
    • Real estate developer
    • Building engineer 

    Learn more about Wayne State University's M.S. in construction management 

    The online master’s in construction management at Wayne State University will provide you with the skills and training necessary to create or maintain key elements of our infrastructure — houses, skyscrapers, roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, stadiums and more. With broad interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on experience, you'll stand out in the construction management sector — and you'll connect with a global network of Wayne State alumni who are leaders in their fields.