Master of Science in Construction Management

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Kennesaw State University's Construction Management Department began offering the Master’s of Science degree in Construction Management (M.S.) degree in 1995. The program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).

KSU is located in Metropolitan Atlanta, which is the headquarters for many national and Georgia-based construction organizations. The up-and-rising leaders in these companies choose the MS in Construction Management degree at KSU.

The construction industry is exhilarating, fast paced, and offers a bright future. Construction Managers with specialized expertise are needed to oversee billions of dollars’ worth of local, national, and international projects and to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including but not limited to architecture, engineering, and governmental entities.

The KSU Master’s of Science degree in Construction Management will prepare you to manage timelines, schedules, budgets, risks, regulations, and personnel in a fast-growing construction industry in the U.S. When you complete the degree, you’ll be prepared to manage teams, for complex projects such as:

  • Commercial and Institutional construction (hospitals, schools, data centers, hotels)

  • Infrastructure construction (bridges, roads, ports, airports, water-related)

  • Emergency and disaster response construction (Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, sea-level rise, tsunamis)

  • Residential home building/development

  • Heavy/Industrial construction (Refineries, Manufacturing)

Leading construction companies of the region are represented on the KSU Construction Industry Advisory Board, who recruit from KSU and also provide networking opportunities to our students, which result in quick placement of our graduates.

Scholarships are also available for qualified candidates through the generosity of the CM Industry Advisory Board, alumni, and other donors and partnering organizations.

You will choose the KSU Masters in Construction Management learning approach that best fits your goals and objectives.

Masters of Construction Management Program Learning Approaches:

  • Electives: Select five construction elective courses (four credits each), up to two of which may be approved courses from another graduate department.

  • Thesis: Complete 3 series of Construction Management Master’s Thesis and two 4 hour construction elective courses at the 6000 level.

  • Project: Select five 4-hour construction elective courses at the 6000 level. Up to 3 of these courses may be replaced by project courses, CM 7701- CM 7703 A grade of “C” or better is required for each course applied to the degree program.



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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 36 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring

Time to Complete: Two-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Spring, November 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE no longer required
  • Application Letter (Can be uploaded into the online application) - Should state your interest and goals for the MS and the potential use of the degree.
  • Resume - (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3) (Can be sent electronically through the online application) - completed by supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, one of which must be from the current supervisor.
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Construction Management Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Job Placement – Our Advisory Board actively helps our students and graduates get hired into the industry.

  • Accreditation and Ranking – This degree program has been recognized for its quality. The Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education(ACCE).

  • Most Scholarship Awards – We award more scholarships, with the largest amounts, than any other department at KSU.

  • Choose Your Learning Model – Choose from Elective, Thesis or Project based learning model.

What can you do with a Construction Management degree?

  • Construction Manager
  • Wind Energy Development Manager
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Heavy Construction
  • Specialty Construction
  • Facilities Management
  • Job Superintendent
  • Land Development Manager
  • Project Manager
  • State Highway Department supervisor

Construction Management Salary and Career Information

Department of Construction Management

Kennesaw State University
Department of Construction Management
Building H, Ste. 333
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA, 30060 

Phone: 470-578-4215

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