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.

Salary and Career Information

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Admission Requirements

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 Include
  • PAD 6200 to count for CM 4760
  • PAD 6250 to count for CM 4660
  • PAD 6300 to count for CM Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Students should apply to this Double Owl Pathway in the second semester of their sophomore year. 

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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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 5055

Advising Contact
Barbara Neuby, Program Coordinator