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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.
A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management is also available from LSU Online.
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No matter how many miles one might be from LSU’s home campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the school enables students near and far to receive a quality education online. The degree can be completed at their own pace from wherever they are in the world.
LSU’s MSCM faculty was ranked #1 compared to similar programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Students can also network and discover opportunities from LSU’s established alumni network.
Students can complete the MSCM degree at their own pace. Consisting of 12, seven-week courses, the program can be completed in as few as 24 months.
Applicants with three years of managerial level CM experience plus a bachelors in engineering, architecture, or CM don’t have to take the exam.
LSU’s 18 credit hour certificate program also provides valuable preparation for the Associate Constructor Level 1 Exam.
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.
Instructor Kimberley Williams, Ph.D. explains what makes the LSU Online Construction Management programs unique.
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $814
Total cost with fees: $29,304
All 9 courses must be taken to fulfill the 27 credit hour requirement.
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Across the world, employees are putting forth their best efforts at construction sites that range from record-setting urban skyscrapers to sprawling, mixed-use residential developments. But these types of multi-million and billion-dollar projects take more than bricks and blueprints to complete. They’re executed by thoughtful, inspiring, capable, and diligent construction managers who have the technical expertise and visionary outlook to make those projects succeed.
While a bachelor’s degree provides professionals with a strong background in construction management, a master’s degree will help them advance and become trusted and capable leaders on leading construction projects. A construction professional with a master’s degree is able to inspire trust as a leader, as well as convey more difficult construction terms and methodologies to be understood by peers. It’s a degree that can help construction professionals secure more senior positions, obtain a higher salary, and open new doors to into more rewarding construction organizations.
LSU’s program recognizes that it takes more than having an advanced knowledge to succeed in the increasingly competitive construction landscape. LSU’s emphasis on both leadership and managerial skills sets their program apart from 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. The program is equal in quality to an in-person MSCM degree, ensuring that online learners are being molded for the same levels of success as on-campus students.
The passion and excellence that LSU stands for have earned the school a coveted "Tier One" spot in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges.” As the state’s flagship university, LSU has been preparing students for rewarding careers for nearly 150 years. Today, LSU is equally proud of its strides to make education more accessible through innovative online degree programs that are every bit as rigorous as its on-campus programs.
Through the dedication of an exceptional faculty and staff, LSU is one of only 30 universities in the United States designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. In addition, LSU is the only public top-tier university—and the only university in Louisiana—to receive the honor of being placed in the "very high research activity" category by the Carnegie Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The disclosure for the Master of Science in Construction Management can be found here.