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  • Online Master's (MS) in Construction Management

    Master of Science in Construction Management

    Gregory Page MS in Construction Management Drexel Online Graduate
    Gregory Page, MS in Construction Management '17

    What can you do with a Construction Management degree?

    A Master's degree in Construction Management gives you the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skillset required of effective senior construction managers and supervisors. Drexel's online program focuses on meeting the challenges of complex construction projects, challenging deadlines and increasing regulation. As a Construction Management student, you'll learn  technical knowledge, practical business decision-making, and leadership skills relevant to successfully managing construction operations.

    Graduates work as project managers, coordinators, estimators, schedulers, safety specialists, business development managers, suppliers, regulators, and other stakeholders involved with construction projects. Some construction management graduates rise to senior-level executive positions, while others own and operate their own firms.

    How do you become a Construction Manager?

    Step 1 – Earn your Bachelor’s Degree
    An undergraduate degree in construction management, engineering or architecture is preferred; however, if you’re changing careers, Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management curriculum and concentration options will provide the strategic thinking and action-based learning skills needed for your new career in construction management.

    Step 2 – Gain Construction Management Experience
    Those considering a change in career should look for entry level positions or internship opportunities in a construction management firm. A management assistant position provides a first-hand knowledge of construction site operations.

    Step 3 – Earn your Master’s Degree in Construction Management
    Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management provides the technical competence, strong business acumen, and essential leadership skills needed to navigate the daily challenges construction managers face in successfully managing construction operations.

    Construction Management Concentrations

    • Construction Project Management
    • Real Estate Development
    • Sustainability and Green Construction

    Six Reasons to Earn an MS in Construction Management

    In the following video, Christine Fiori, Program Director for Drexel’s Construction Management program, explains 6 reasons to earn your Master’s in Construction Management and how the degree prepares you to advance your construction career.

    What makes Drexel’s Online MS in Construction Management stand out?

    • Quality
      Technical competence and strong business acumen taught through rigorous, targeted graduate study.
    • Outstanding Faculty
      Drexel’s faculty has decades of construction management experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as union and open shop environments.
    • Highly-Interactive
      Drexel’s curriculum engages and challenges, while remaining convenient for working professionals. All courses are offered online. No residency requirements or on-site classes are mandated, allowing you flexible participation.

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    Related Programs

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Core Courses
    CMGT 501 Leadership in Construction 3.0
    CMGT 505 Construction Accounting and Financial Management 3.0
    CMGT 510 Construction Control Techniques 3.0
    CMGT 512 Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies 3.0
    CMGT 515 Risk Management in Construction 3.0
    CMGT 528 Construction Contract Administration 3.0
    Electives 21.0
    Select 7 courses:
    CMGT 525
    Applied Construction Project Management
    CMGT 530
    Equipment Applications and Economy
    CMGT 532
    International Construction Practices
    CMGT 535
    Community Impact Analysis
    CMGT 538
    Strategic Management in Construction
    CMGT 540
    Schedule Impact Analysis
    CMGT 545
    Sustainable Principles & Practices
    CMGT 546
    Sustainable Technologies
    CMGT 547
    LEED Concepts
    CMGT 548
    Quality Management and Construction Performance
    CMGT 550
    Productivity Analysis and Improvement
    CMGT 558
    Community Sustainability
    REAL 568
    Real Estate Development
    REAL 571
    Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis
    REAL 572
    Advanced Market Research & Analysis
    REAL 573
    Sales & Marketing of Real Estate
    REAL 574
    Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets
    REAL 575
    Real Estate Finance
    REAL 576
    Real Estate Valuation & Analysis
    REAL 577
    Legal Issues in Real Estate Development
    Culminating Experience 6.0
    CMGT 696
    Capstone Project in Construction Management I
    CMGT 697
    Capstone Project in Construction Management II
    Total Credits 45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or non-technical degree from a regionally accredited university

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
    • A 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the program
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2022-2023 is $1342 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    Academic Calendar

    2022-2023 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2022

    September 19, 2022

    December 3, 2022

    December 5, 2022

    December 10, 2022

    Winter 2023

    January 9, 2023

    March 18, 2023

    March 20, 2023

    March 25, 2023

    Spring 2023

    April 3, 2023

    June 10, 2023

    June 12, 2023

    June 17, 2023

    Summer 2023

    June 26, 2023

    September 2, 2023

    September 4, 2023

    September 9, 2023


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