Arizona State University's Master of Science in construction management degree is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, management and applied research skills in the construction industry.

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Construction management degree

Offered through the Del E. Webb School of Construction, this Master of Science in Construction Management online degree program is tailored to build upon the competencies developed from your previous degree program(s) and industry experience, preparing you for upper level leadership roles in the fields of construction and facilities management.

Prerequisites for the construction management degree include proficiency in precalculus math, physics, strength of materials, estimating, scheduling, contracts and computer applications in construction.

This online construction management degree features areas of study in construction management and facility management. The construction management concentration will help you achieve upper level management positions in various sectors of the construction industry through improved competency in project, program, and organization management. The facility management concentration supports your career goals related to the maintenance, operation, renovation or decommissioning of existing facilities.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are committed to promoting the success of each unique student and is ranked the top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation. Other rankings include:

  • ASU #5 university in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates
  • #8 engineering online programs for veterans (2019)
  • #9 engineering online graduate programs (2019)
  • #44 graduate program - 24th among public institutions
  • 60 engineering student organizations and student professional societies give students leadership opportunities and hands-on experience
  • Fulton Schools' 22,000+ students represent 135 countries, all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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Faculty for this construction management degree includes members of the National Academy of Construction, and of the 320+ Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields, including:

  • Nobel Laureate
  • National Academy of Engineering members
  • National Academy of Sciences members
  • National Academy of Inventors members
  • National Academy of Construction members
  • More than 55 young investigator awards received in the last 10 years.

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What kind of jobs can you get with a construction management degree?

The outlook for engineering degree alumni is strong, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating 140,000 new jobs to be created between 2016 and 2026.

Graduates with a masters in construction management from ASU Online have career opportunities that include but are not limited to:

  • Construction Manager
  • Preconstruction Estimator
  • Director of Facilities
  • Building Operations Manager
  • Superintendent

Ira A. Fulton graduate engineering programs are designed to help students advance into leadership roles in their chosen profession, where they can influence new discoveries, processes and policies within the field. With a masters in construction management from ASU Online, you can prepare for the demands of today’s industry by exploring topics that include:

  • Construction project management
  • Facilities operations and maintenance
  • Information technology in construction
  • Principles of leadership for project managers
  • Sustainability in the construction industry
  • Alternative project delivery

Does construction management require a degree?

While construction managers aren’t always required to have a degree, skills and experience can give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs or bidding for contracts. More and more, construction managers hold degrees in construction science, architecture or engineering. This construction management degree will give you specialized skills, abilities and hands-on experience that will make you a strong candidate for construction management positions, in the US and abroad. Students that have an undergraduate degree in a non-construction field often find that a masters in construction management helps them to transition into the construction industry; indeed, many of our most successful construction management alumni have undergraduate degrees in another field and leveraged their ASU construction management degree to enter into the construction field.


Construction management degree admissions requirements

Applicants for the online construction management degree must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Current resume
  4. Personal statement
  5. Proof of English proficiency (required for students whose native language is not English)

Additional Application Information

An applicant, whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency), must provide proof of English proficiency by meeting the Graduate College English proficiency requirements.

Applicants are expected to be competent in basic construction topics.

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