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.

Get more information about the curriculum and requirements for this degree in the CM Masters Handbook.   Look to the links below for additional guidance:

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)

The following six focus areas are offered in the Master of Science in Construction Management program.  Details for each area can also be found in the CM Masters Handbook.

  1. Integrated Project Delivery Systems
  2. Sustainable Built Environment
  3. Infrastructure Development
  4. International Construction
  5. Virtual Design and Construction
  6. Safety and Health in Construction

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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)