Graduate & Professional Programs

Degree options

The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) offers both online and in-person degree options.

Campus MSCM (evening): Providing both research and coursework-only pathways, the Seattle campus MSCM offers courses on an evening schedule that accommodates both full and part-time enrollment. Students are able to incorporate elective credit from a range of UW departments or pursue a graduate certificate within the College of Built Environments.

Online MSCM: Designed for working professional and students who live out of the Seattle area, the online MSCM focuses on the heavy construction industry and gives you the technical principles and management techniques needed to lead major infrastructure construction projects.

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Why pursue a graduate degree in Construction Management?

A graduate degree in the field of Construction Management can be instrumental to your professional development. Students who seek advanced degrees in Construction Management may do it for the following opportunities:

  • They have an undergraduate degree outside of CM and need the knowledge base to succeed in the construction industry
  • They plan to seek employment in higher education
  • They seek in-depth knowledge of advanced Construction Management topics to further their careers
  • They seek a career transition to the US-based construction industry
  • They seek to improve their employment prospects and salary when competing for government positions

The focus in these degree programs is on professional education that successfully combines theory and application, with a strong emphasis in applied management.  These programs are designed to allow students to tailor a portion of the specialization requirements to meet individual interests and goals.

Professional programs

The Department of Construction Management offers a variety of credit and non-credit professional programs for students looking to change careers or take the their next step in the construction industry. Visit our Certificate Programs page for more information.