Master's Degree Options

Students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Construction Management are to select one of the following options. Each option is the equivalent of 20 credit hours.

  • Elective Option

    Select five construction degree elective courses (four credits each), up to two of which may be approved courses from another graduate department.

    • Thesis Option

      CM 7801 - Masters Thesis

      Construction degree course work or consent of the department head, approval of thesis proposal intensive research project that results in a formal written thesis. The thesis topic will usually be in an area of interest discovered by the student in early stages of the construction degree program or work experience. Students may enroll for a maximum of 4 hours per term for thesis credit. The student works independently under the supervision of the thesis advisor on an inquiry that is significant to the construction industry. The topic must be approved before registration and the student must continue the work in a manner that is satisfactory to the thesis advisor. The student is expected to submit a substantial body of research work and to defend this submittal and the course work taken in the degree program. This course may be repeated with departmental approval but no more than 8 hours may be applied toward the requirements of graduation.

      Prerequisites: completion of 28 hours of graduate courses
      Credit Hours:

      • Project Option

        Select five 4-hour construction elective courses at the 6000 level. Up to three of these courses may be replaced by project courses, CM 7701- CM 7703. A grade of “C” or better is required for each course applied to the degree program.

        In all graduate programs, a minimum of a 3.00 GPA is required. No grades below ‘C’ may be applied to a graduate program’s requirements, and a maximum of 2 ‘C’ grades at the level of 6000 or above may be applied to a graduate program’s requirements.

        A cumulative 3.00 grade point average is required in all courses that apply to the degree.