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  • Online Master's (MS) in Construction Management

    Gregory Page, MS in Construction Management '17

    What can you do with a Construction Management degree?

    Drexel’s online Master's in Construction Management degree gives you the opportunity to develop the multidisciplinary skillset required of effective senior construction managers and supervisors. The program focuses on meeting the challenges of complex construction projects, challenging deadlines and increasing regulation. The program focuses on the technical knowledge, practical business decision-making, and leadership skills relevant to successfully managing construction operations.

    Graduates work as project managers, coordinators, estimators, schedulers, safety specialists, business development managers, suppliers, regulators, and other stakeholders involved with construction projects. Some rise to senior-level executive positions, while others own and operate their own firms.

    How do you become a construction manager?

    Step 1 – Earn your Bachelor’s degree: An undergraduate degree in construction management, engineering or architecture is preferred; however, if you’re changing careers, Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management curriculum and concentration options will provide the strategic thinking and action-based learning skills needed for your new career in construction management.

    Step 2 – Experience counts: Those considering a change in career should look for entry level positions or internship opportunities in a construction management firm. A management assistant position provides a first-hand knowledge of construction site operations.

    Step 3 – Earn your Master’s degree in Construction Management: Drexel’s online Master’s in Construction Management provides the technical competence, strong business acumen, and essential leadership skills needed to navigate the daily challenges construction managers face in successfully managing construction operations.


    • Construction Project Management
    • Real Estate Development
    • Sustainability and Green Construction

    What makes Drexel’s MS in Construction Management stand out?

    • Quality - Technical competence and strong business acumen taught through rigorous, targeted graduate study.
    • Outstanding faculty - Drexel’s faculty has decades of construction management experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as union and open shop environments.
    • Highly-Interactive - Drexel’s curriculum engages and challenges, while remaining convenient for working professionals. All courses are offered online. No residency requirements or on-site classes are mandated, allowing you flexible participation.

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    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Core Foundation Courses  
    CMGT 501 Leadership in Construction 3.0
    CMGT 505 Construction Accounting and Financial Management 3.0
    CMGT 510 Construction Control Techniques 3.0
    CMGT 512 Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies 3.0
    CMGT 515 Risk Management in Construction 3.0
    Concentrations 15.0-24.0
    Choose a concentration in one of the following areas:  
    Construction Management Project Management  
    CMGT 525
    Applied Construction Project Management  
    CMGT 528
    Construction Contract Administration  
    CMGT 530
    Equipment Applications and Economy  
    CMGT 532
    International Construction Practices  
    CMGT 538
    Strategic Management in Construction  
    CMGT 540
    Schedule Impact Analysis  
    CMGT 548
    Quality Management and Construction Performance  
    CMGT 550
    Productivity Analysis and Improvement  
    Real Estate  
    Select eight of the following:  
    CMGT 535
    Community Impact Analysis  
    REAL 568
    Real Estate Development  
    REAL 571
    Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis  
    REAL 572
    Advanced Market Research & Analysis  
    REAL 573
    Sales & Marketing of Real Estate  
    REAL 574
    Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets  
    REAL 575
    Real Estate Finance  
    REAL 576
    Real Estate Valuation & Analysis  
    REAL 577
    Legal Issues in Real Estate Development  
    Sustainability and Green Construction  
    CMGT 535
    Community Impact Analysis  
    CMGT 545
    Sustainable Principles & Practices  
    CMGT 546
    Sustainable Technologies  
    CMGT 547
    LEED Concepts  
    CMGT 558
    Community Sustainability  
    Culminating Experience 6.0
    CMGT 696
    Capstone Project in Construction Management I  
    CMGT 697
    Capstone Project in Construction Management II  
    Total Credits 45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or non-technical degree from a regionally accredited university

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $1265 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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