Master of Science in Construction Management

Kennesaw State University's Construction Management Department began offering the Masters 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. Most of our students are able to get paid construction management jobs while earning their degrees at KSU due to location in the metro area.

The construction industry is expected to grow 85% to $15.5 trillion worldwide by 2025.  With trillions of dollars being invested in mega projects across the globe and a steady expansion of residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects, the construction industry is poised for a bright future and will need well-trained managers to oversee projects to completion.

The Kennesaw State Masters 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:

  • Residential home building and renovation
  • Heavy industrial construction
  • Commercial and institutional construction
  • Engineering construction

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 board, alumni and other donors.

While generally project management is defined as managing resources over the life cycle of a project ⁠—when working in the construction industry your outlook must be broader. Construction management projects include a wider variety of constraints to consider that are specific to the design and build of construction projects. Construction project management can interact with a variety of different disciplines in the lifetime of a project as well, from architecture to engineering to public works to city planning.

You will choose the KSU Masters in Construction Management teaching models that best fit your goals and objectives.

Masters of Construction Management Program Model Options:

  • Elective Model: Select five construction elective courses (four credits each), up to two of which may be approved courses from another graduate department.
  • Thesis Model: Complete 3 series of Construction Management Masters Thesis and two 4-hour construction elective courses at the 6000 level.
  • Project Model: 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, Summer

Time to Complete: Two-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring, November 1st
  • Fall, June 1st
  • Summer, April 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 ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • 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) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

  • 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

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Department of Construction Management

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

Phone: 470-578-5215

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