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Online Master of Science in Construction Management

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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.

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 and network

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.

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Flexible completion rate

Students can complete the PBCM degree at their own pace. Consisting of 6, seven-week courses, the program can be completed in 6-12 months.

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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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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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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.

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $814

Total cost with fees: $29,304

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Core Courses (9 credit hours, 3 required courses)

  • CM 7010 Research Methods in Construction Management | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 7030 Project Delivery | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 7222 Human Factors & Leadership in Construction Management | Credit Hours: 3


CM Electives (27 credit hours, students will select 9 courses)

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

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.
Why a Master of Science in Construction Management?

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.

What makes this program unique?

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.

Why choose LSU?

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.

Licensure and Certification

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 ( with questions related to licensure or certification.

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