Master of Science in Construction Management
The Master of Science degree in Construction Management (MSCM) program in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) prepares professionals to meet the increasing leadership demand in integrated projects in architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry. The world is rapidly changing, and the projects require more collaborative work processes among AEC industry professionals. The MSCM program is housed in the CAED, where students have unique opportunities for exposure to collaborative learning experience among construction and design academics, construction professionals, and design practitioners. The construction industry highly values the graduates who can reach across disciplinary lines to achieve project success – something that is increasingly important at the pre-construction phase that demands increased cross-sector integration. The program provides those opportunities through the curriculum, job site visits, team collaborations, networking events, and professional association student chapters.
CAED's Master of Science in Construction Management Program ranked 20th in the nation (first in Ohio) by Great Business Schools - 2021
The MSCM program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. The degree program is 35 semester credit hours. The length of the program is one-and-a-half to two years for a full-time student.
CURRENT STUDENT'S PERSPECTIVE
The intended audience for the Construction Management degree program is from the following three groups:
- Recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, civil engineering and related programs, early or mid-career industry professionals and those intending to advance to a doctorate. The flexibility of a thesis or project option will allow these differing groups to choose the path that best suits their goals.
- Construction industry professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge base, advance their careers and potential growth trajectory.
- Those who seek to teach or work in academia or who want to pursue an advanced or terminal degree, such as a doctorate in the discipline with a focus on research.
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Admissions website (https://www.kent.edu/admissions/graduate). For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website (https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/international-admissions).