Master of Science in Construction Management

A flexible MS in construction management for building a safer and more sustainable tomorrow

State and national government agencies are putting more time and resources into infrastructure and building than ever before. Earning a master’s in construction management from East Carolina University is the smartest and most efficient path toward entering this quickly growing career field and taking advantage of those resources.

Whether you’re an industry professional or a recent graduate looking for great career opportunities, our graduate construction management degree will prepare you to take on leadership positions designing, coordinating, and overseeing construction projects both small and large around the globe.

An MS in construction management designed with you in mind

We are proud to offer one of the most flexible and accessible master’s in construction management programs in the country. Whether you’re a working professional with a family or live outside North Carolina but want an exceptional degree, our 100% online degree in construction management option is ideal for you.

Create a course of study that works with your personal and work schedule, so you never have to sacrifice time at work or with your family to earn a top-ranked construction management degree.

Our in-person construction management degree option is perfect for students looking for a traditional campus experience in a beautiful location.

Why earn your master’s in construction management at ECU?

Whether you earn an in-person or online degree in construction management from ECU, you’ll join a community of professionals, peers, and researchers dedicated to innovation and safety in the exciting world of construction. In addition to the skills, knowledge, and values you’ll develop here, you’ll also benefit from:

World-class faculty

Thanks to the small classes in our construction management master’s degree program, you’ll have many chances to work closely with faculty mentors who specialize in a diverse range of topics, from construction law to construction safety to cost estimating.

Real-world experience

Rest assured knowing that you will get real-world experience even when you earn your master’s in construction management online. We facilitate internships for international students and students without a construction background. It doesn’t matter if you live in North Carolina, California, or another country.

Professional preparation

As you earn your graduate construction management degree at ECU, you’ll not only master hard skills necessary for a career in construction, but also soft skills like leadership, communication, and collaboration. These skills translate to any industry.

Courses you will take in the construction management master’s degree program

At East Carolina University, our master’s in construction management prepares you to work on public, residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects located around the world. Students who earn our fully online degree in construction management receive the same world-class educational experience that our on-campus students enjoy.

Graduate ready to lead construction projects and push the field further into the future than ever before with ethical and innovative strategies. Some of the most popular courses in our construction management master’s degree program include:

  • Residential Sustainability
  • Ethical Practices in Construction
  • Legal Implications of Design and Construction
  • Residential Construction Trends

View the full master’s in construction management curriculum (PDF).

See how Dr. Yilei Huang is revolutionizing construction management through virtual reality

Dr. Yilei Huang’s classes are unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Using virtual reality and information modeling, Dr. Huang helps his students experience walking in and around the buildings that they design to experience them through a first-person perspective.

Check out how VR and laser scanning are taking construction management to new levels.

What can you do with your construction management master’s degree?

Earning an in-person or online degree in construction management from ECU is a perfect steppingstone if you want to be promoted to a leadership position in your current organization or branch out to start your own company and form a team.

Take your career to the next level

Earning a construction management master’s degree from ECU prepares you for promotion, to enter the exciting world of construction, or to build a successful company with fundamental leadership skills that include:

  • Effective communication
  • Project management
  • Ethical and critical thinking
  • Collaboration

Where are MS in construction management graduates working?

ECU offers a top-ranked in-person and online degree in construction management, which means that our graduates are in high demand throughout the world thanks to their dedication, experience, and expertise.

Our construction management degree graduates go on to work at prestigious construction companies around the country, including E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc., and Clancy & Theys Construction Company.

Employment for construction managers is predicted to grow faster than average in the U.S., adding nearly 39,000 new openings each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There has never been a better time to earn an in-person or online degree in construction management and accelerate your career in construction.

Get started on your master’s in construction management degree

Take the next step toward earning your on-campus or online degree in construction management. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.

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