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Online Master of Science in Construction Management

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Build Your Better Tomorrow

Construction is a global industry that is always in need of capable leaders and managers, and a field where determined, educated professionals can build a fulfilling career. LSU’s Master of Science in Construction Management online program provides the technical and interpersonal skills needed to become successful construction leaders, and also builds connections to a robust professional network that can help students achieve their career goals.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), LSU’s Master of Science in Construction Management blends coursework in leadership with core construction subjects like sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery, and decision making. With LSU’s strong reputation in the construction field, graduates leave the program confident and ready to make an impact.

Save Time and Money - Apply Your Past Experience to Earn Credit Towards a Master's Degree in Construction Management

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Top Ranked

The MS in Construction Management is ranked by U.S. News as one of the Best Online Programs for master’s in engineering.

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Take advantage of a prestigious faculty

LSU’s MSCM faculty was ranked #1 compared to similar programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report in 2018. All Construction Management faculty are certified online instructors.

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GRE waived for all applicants

Apply to the online MS in Construction Management with no GRE score requirement.

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Prepare for the AIC exam

LSU’s 18 credit hour certificate program also provides valuable preparation for the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam.

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“The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management at LSU is uniquely positioned with the construction industry to deliver quality online construction education. This partnership with industry partners is well known at national levels. In addition, all faculty in the program undergoes online training for almost a year before they teach a course.”

Charles W. Berryman, Ph.D., CPC, AIC
Department Chair and Professor, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management

See What Makes This Program Special

Student Testimonial

LSU Online Master of Science in Construction Management 2018 graduate Cresente Gotangco talks about the journey to earning his degree and what it means for his future career goals.

Faculty Testimonial

Instructor Kimberley Williams, Ph.D. explains what makes the LSU Online Construction Management programs unique.

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Cost Online Master of Construction Management

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $814

Total cost with fees: $29,304

You may be able to find savings and earn credit from previous work or training, or as demonstrated by your industry certifications, through Prior Learning Assessment. Learn more.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Master of Construction Management

Core Courses

Construction Management Core Credit Hours
CM 7010 Research Methods in Construction Management 3
CM 7030 Project Delivery 3
CM 7222 Human Factors & Leadership in Construction Management 3
Total Required Credit Hours 9


Electives (students will select 9 courses)

Construction Management Electives Credit Hours
CM 4311 Disaster Resilient Construction 3
CM 7110 Advanced Construction Productivity 3
CM 7111 Construction Scheduling & Diagnosis 3
CM 7150 Decision Making Tools in Construction 3
CM 7211 Construction Dispute Resolution 3
CM 7213 Soils in Construction 3
CM 7214 Concrete Materials in Construction 3
CM 7230 Lean Construction 3
CM 7220 Building Information Modeling for Construction 3
CM 7302 Advanced Sustainable Construction 3
CM 7303 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment 3
Total Required Credit Hours 27


Admission Requirements Online Master of Construction Management

Graduate School

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited U.S. or equivalent from a foreign institution
  • GPA – 3.0 on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree) and a 3.0 on any graduate work already complete

Master Program Requirements

  • Construction Management academic or field experience in construction estimating, scheduling, and project management. If missing, leveling coursework will be required prior to graduation.

Career Opportunities Online Master of Construction Management

  • Cost Estimator
  • Construction Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Estimator

Accreditation Online Master of Construction Management

Our construction management master’s degree program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

What Will I Learn? Online Master of Construction Management

Our online MS in Construction Management provides students with a strong foundation in leadership principles and a variety of construction subjects.

Students will gain professional knowledge in the following:

  • Research methods
  • Project management and delivery
  • Leadership and dispute management 
  • Advanced construction productivity and sustainable construction
  • Soils and materials in construction 

Why Choose This Program? Online Master of Construction Management

Why choose LSU’s online Master of Science in Construction Management?

Our online master’s degree in construction management will provide students with the tools to advance and become capable leaders. It’s a degree that can help construction professionals secure more senior positions, obtain a higher salary, and open new doors to more rewarding construction organizations. 

It takes more than having expert knowledge to succeed in the increasingly competitive construction landscape. The program curriculum’s emphasis on both leadership and managerial skills sets it apart from programs at other universities that focus primarily on construction practice. Because the classes are seven weeks long and the program is offered 100 percent online, students don’t have to sacrifice their other personal commitments to achieve their educational goals. Our online program is equal in quality to an in-person MSCM degree, ensuring that virtual learners are being molded for the same levels of success as on-campus students. Additionally, enrolled students will be prepared for the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam.

Licensure and Certification Online Master of Construction Management

While professional licensure and certifications are available in fields related to our degree programs, our programs do not directly result in licensure or certification. Licensure in fields related to engineering, construction management, or computer science generally falls under the jurisdiction of external organizations such as state licensing boards. For example, engineering licensure in Louisiana is governed by Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying (LAPELS) Board. If you intend to pursue such credentials, we advise you to contact the applicable authority to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Further, you may contact the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering (coeasscdean@lsu.edu) with questions related to licensure or certification.

You May Be Wondering... (FAQ) Online Master of Construction Management

Question:  Will my degree say LSU Online?

Answer: No, upon program completion you will receive the same diploma as your on-campus peers.

Question: Do I ever need to appear at the LSU campus for online LSU programs?

Answer: No, you do not. Online LSU programs are 100% online and require no on-campus appearance. Check with your program for any activities or events that may be available to you should you be in the Baton Rouge area.

Question: How do I find out who my advisor and/or class instructor is?

Answer: Your advisor will be assigned by your department. Feel free to contact your department for specifics as to who your instructor will be for a class. Generally, Moodle (the class delivery system) displays class information at least 10 to 14 days before the class begins. Instructions for Moodle are covered in the LSU Online Orientation.

Question: Is financial aid available for online students?

Answer: Yes, students in an online LSU graduate program may be eligible for financial aid. For more information email your questions to lsuonlinefinaid@lsu.edu.

Question: Is this program fully accredited?

Answer: Yes, LSU’s Master of Science in Construction Management blends is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

Question: Do I have to pay the full tuition upfront?

Answer: No, you pay as you go for each course you’re registered in for the term.