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  • MS in Construction Management


    Drexel’s accredited 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.


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

    Program Features

    • 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. 

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    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 501Leadership in Construction3.0
    CMGT 505Construction Accounting and Financial Management3.0
    CMGT 510Construction Control Techniques3.0
    CMGT 512Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategies3.0
    CMGT 515Risk Management in Construction3.0
    You may pursue a concentration in one of the following areas: 
    Construction Management Project Management Concentration 
    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 Concentration  
    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 Concentration 
    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 Credits45.0

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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 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

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