Department of Construction Management

Degree Requirements 

Students must complete a total of 42-quarter credits (the equivalent of 28-semester credits) to earn the Master of Science degree.  Core courses account for 9 credits; they must be graded credits.

In addition, students have the following 3 options:

    • Option 1: Students who choose to write a thesis (9 credits), complete 24 credits;
    • Option 2: Students who write a research paper instead (3 credits), must complete 30 credits;
    • Option 3: For the course only option, students must complete 33 credits.

A maximum of 9 non-CM credits can be applied toward the degree and at least 18 credits must be graded credits.

This is a STEM accredited program.  Check the list of UW STEM programs on this page (select “STEM” at the bottom of the left sidebar)

Graduates in CM may also pursue any of the College of Built Environments certificates.


Students who reside in the following states/territories can apply for WRGP tuition:
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands)