Career and Academic Opportunities

The Double Owl Pathway with the Bachelor's in Construction Management and Master's of Public Administration (MPA) will provide students with the knowledge and skills to have impactful and rewarding careers in the upstream sector of the construction industry. A KSU Master's of Public Administration (MPA) is a multi-disciplinary degree that first prepares students with a foundation in core leadership, economic, management, and analysis skills to analyze and make ethically informed decisions in the public interest with construction management. Then, with the advanced academic knowledge related to public service management, this Double Owl Pathway graduates will be prepared for administrative and leadership positions. In addition, this Double Owl Pathway will open potential construction management job positions in upstream and midstream agencies for KSU graduates, from federal, state, and cities to local counties, including nonprofit organizations with giving or project interest in construction.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

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Double Owl Admission Requirements

  • GPA:  3.25 in KSU undergraduate coursework
  • 60 hours completed toward Bachelor’s degree (i.e., BS CM)
  • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU

Double Counted Courses

  • PAD 6200 to count for CM 4760
  • PAD 6250 to count for CM 4660
  • PAD 6300 to count for CM Elective

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Department / College
Construction Management / College of Architecture and Construction Management
I-1Building, Room 119

Advising Contact
Jerry Boswell, Academic Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Public Administration

Department / College
School of Government and International Affairs / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 5071

Advising Contact
Madinah Hamidullah, Program Coordinator