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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 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.

Individuals looking for a career change into the construction management field can enroll in LSU’s Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Construction Management. Students from the areas of business and architecture as well as qualified military personnel are eligible for this unique online program, which consists of six core construction management courses specifically built for the certificate’s pursuit. This certification can also help professionals prepare for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Associate Constructor Level I Exam by offering the basic leveling courses needed for most American construction management/science graduate programs.

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100% online.

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.

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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 MSCM degree at their own pace. Consisting of 12, seven-week courses, the program can be completed in as few as 24 months.

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GRE waived for experienced professionals.

Applicants with three years of managerial level CM experience plus a bachelors in engineering, architecture, or CM don’t have to take the exam.


Join more than 250,000 alumni worldwide from the flagship institution of Louisiana.

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Student Testimonial

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

Faculty Testimonial

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

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Total credit hours per program: 18 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $324

Total cost with fees: $5,832

Course Listings

The following courses are to be taken in sequence: CM 2100, CM 3110 and CM 4100.

The following can be taken when they are offered and in any order: CM 2500, CM 3200 and CM 4210.

  • CM 2100 Construction Materials and Methods I | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 3110 Construction Estimating | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 4100 Construction Scheduling and Cost Control | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 2500 Structural Principles & Practices | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 3200 Mechanical and Electrical Systems | Credit Hours: 3
  • CM 4210 Construction Contracting | Credit Hours: 3
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 2.0 GPA or above, 3.0 if leveling for Masters
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.

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 Post-baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Construction Management can be found here.