General Information

The Construction Management MS graduate program is offered 100% online or delivered traditionally on-campus. General and public information is provided on this page.

The interdisciplinary degree of the Ph.D. in Engineering Science has a concentration in Construction Management. This Ph.D. requires at least two sub-areas of specialization within one or more academic departments, in addition to the major concentration area of study. 

Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM)

It is designed to blend engineering, business, and construction management concepts together to produce a professional graduate who can manage construction processes effectively and efficiently. It also provides a path for those interested in research and a career path in academics. The students will have an in-depth education in state of the art construction specializations including, sustainable construction and materials, hazard management construction, building information modeling, decision-making, and advanced productivity. The program is offered in three paths as follows:



The mission of the Master of Science in Construction Management program is to provide a quality course of study for individuals needing a career change or for the construction professionals that seek to preparation for executive construction positions; and to provide a quality program for post baccalaureate students that would like to pursue research in construction management with a thesis.



Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Upon completing the program, students should be proficient in the following areas:



The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management continually improves its program through these major components:

Department Strategic Plan

A new comprehensive plan started 2013 and contains the systematic and sustained efforts to enable the degree program to fulfill its mission.  It also provides the internal status of the degree program resources and goals as well as the factors that influence its operations. This strategic plan is updated annually at the end of LSU's fiscal year and represents the collective input from all of our constituencies. 

SLO Program Assessment

The CM MSCM degree program is continually monitored for effectiveness and progression towards the program's mission goals and learning outcomes.  Ten student learning outcomes (SLOs) are measured using a comprehensive exam (thesis or project), exit survey results of the graduates, student course evaluations, and though direct measurements from the CM coursework. A comprehensive assessment is completed at the end of each academic year:



Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science with a concentration in Construction Management

The College of Engineering has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program with a concentration in Construction Management that allows students to pursue graduate study and research within interdisciplinary areas that can cross multiple disciplines or multiple departments or in program areas not associated with an existing department.  The CM Department utilizes this program for students wishing to develop their research skills in construction related topics while pursuing a Ph.D. degree.  Qualified students must possess degrees with B.S. or M.S. in engineering, construction management, or other related applied sciences.  The student will be required to complete a minimum of 54 semester hours of approved course work beyond the bachelor's degree and prepare a dissertation acceptable to his or her advisory committee and the Graduate School. At least half of the course work (27 semester hours) must be taken in courses offered by engineering departments within the college.

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