Graduate Curriculum

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a total of 42-quarter credits to earn the MSCM and may choose from three pathways within the degree:

  • Thesis Pathway: 9 core credits, 9 thesis credits, 24 elective credits
  • Research Paper Pathway: 9 core credits, 3 research credits, 30 elective credits
  • Coursework Pathway: 9 core credits, 33 elective credits

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

Full-time students typically complete the degree in 4-5 quarters.

MSCM students may also pursue a graduate certificate in the College of Built Environments.

Core Courses

  • CM 500 – Design and Construction Law (autumn)
  • CM 535 – Research Methods (winter)
  • CM 575 – Leadership in Construction (spring)

2022-23 Graduate Electives (subject to change)

  • Autumn 2022
    • CM 555 – Construction Firm Management
    • CM 565 – Managing International Projects
    • CM 598 – Special Topics – Building Information Modeling
  • Winter 2023
    • CM 515 – Virtual Construction Management
    • CM 540 – Sustainable Construction
    • CM 560 – Design-Build Project Management
  • Spring 2023
    • CM 518 – Lean Construction
    • CM 520 – Construction Procurement Systems
    • CM 530 – Project Economics and Risk Analysis